- The Philippine Coast Guard said that about 31 people were killed by the Iloilo-Guimaras sea tragedy
- However, the figures are still being verified
- PCG also said that a squall or sudden violent winds may have caused the incident
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The authorities are still investigating the tragedy that happened in Iloilo-Guimaras sea over the weekend.
KAMI learned that 3 ferries were hit by a squall or sudden violent winds and the death toll has risen to 31.
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In an interview in DZMM, Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commander Armand Balilo said that the recent report he received stated that about 31 people died and 3 more people are still missing.
However, he also mentioned that another report stated that 27 were killed and 6 other people are missing. Therefore, the figures are still being investigated.
"Ang naging cause na sinasabi ay iyung biglang lakas ng alon o iyung squall. Ang sabi nga doon sa maritime community, iyung 'subasko' na tinatawag... May mga bahay din na naapektuhan nitong parang ipo-ipo na tumama sa area," Balilo said.
As reported by GMA News Online, the 3 ferries were carrying a total of 96 passengers and crew. However, Balilo clarified that the third ferry did not carry any passengers and its five crew members survived.
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