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03 Aug 2019 | 01:43 PM UTC

Philippines: Ferries capsize in Western Visayas region leaving at least seven dead Aug. 3

Philippines News Alert

Ferries capsize in Iloilo Strait (Western Visayas region), leaving at least seven people dead August 3; localized traffic disruptions expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Iloilo Strait

Event

Three ferries capsized in the Iloilo Strait (Western Visayas region) on Sunday, August 3, leaving at least seven people dead. The ferries, traveling between Guimaras and Iloilo provinces, reportedly capsized due to severe weather. Authorities have rescued at least 31 people from the strait. 

Localized transportation disruptions - including the suspension of ferry services - are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in the vicinity of the Iloilo Strait are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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