Woman dead, 2 missing after boat capsizes off Agusan del Norte


MANILA, Philippines—A 63-year-old woman died when a motorboat capsized in Lake Mainit, Agusan del Norte Tuesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Wednesday.

Another female, Susan Janle Beldisima, was injured and brought to the hospital while two more, Antonette Sebian, 36, and Kris Antony Olimpus, 10, were missing, it said.

Melucina Mahilum, the lone fatality in the maritime accident, drowned.

According to the NDRRMC report, the boat was carrying 28 local tourists from the Casili Lakeside Resort in Mainit, Surigao del Norte when it capsized at around 4:30pm Tuesday.

All other passenger were rescued safely. The cause of the incident was still under investigation, the NDRRMC said.

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  • Kayang

    Some reporters still have to learn how to do their job. Agusan del Sur is a landlocked province, so no boat could capsize “off Agusan del Sur”. Lake Mainit is in two provinces, the town of Mainit in Surigao del Norte, the southern part of the lake is in Agusan del Norte. It is not clear, where the accident happened. Why the reporter mentioned 3 provinces, where one of them has nothing to do with the lake, is not understandable. Reporters should research before they write, which is nowadays with internet very easy to do. A reporter, who does not check his facts, I can  call him only lazy. 

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