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Boat Sinks off Agusan del Norte province in Southern Philippines

Philippines Isolated Incident // Boat Accident
MANILA -- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said an elderly woman was killed on Tuesday after a boat with 28 resort guests on board capsized off Agusan del Norte. The lone casualty was identified as 65-year-old Melucina Mahilum. Two of her companions, 10- year old Kris Antony Olimpus and 36-year old Antonette Sebia went missing. Another passenger named Susan Janle Beldisma, was injured. The other passengers, who were guests of the Casili Lakeside Resort in Lake Mainit, are in safe condition. According to Philippine Coast Guard spokesman Lieutenant Commander Algier Ricafrente, the boat encountered strong waves, damaging the outrigger and causing it to capsize at about 4:30 p.m. Ricafrente said that as of the time of this report, search and rescue operations were ongoing.
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