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Authorities search for survivors in Tawi-Tawi boat accident

/ 12:17 PM September 20, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — Authorities are still searching for three more people who were among the passengers from a motorboat that capsized off Tawi-Tawi Wednesday afternoon, killing seven people, its provincial chief of police said.

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Senior Superintendent Rodelio Jocson said MT Sarina capsized after being battered by huge waves off Barangay (village) Bakong in Simunul, Tawi-Tawi around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

He said seven people were killed, while 15 others were rescued, from the boat that had 25 passengers on their way to Bongao.

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“Malalaki yung alon,” he said, adding that this was caused by a storm surge “commonly” experienced in their province.

“Maganda yung panahon tapos bigla bigla nalang nagdidilim talaga kahit wala namang bagyo,” Jocson said.

Among the rescued victims, Jocson said, was a 9-month-old baby.

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