7 dead, 8 missing after boat sank near Malaysian border
MANILA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Wednesday it is continuously combing the waters near the Malaysian border after reports confirmed that a motorized temper type boat carrying 16 passengers sank on July 30.
It was reported that seven people drowned and eight others are still missing in the accident. Only one survived the accident.
"PCG, together with the military, local police and local government unit personnel, have dispatched search teams to look for the remaining missing passengers who are all residents of Tawi-Tawi," said PCG spokesman Captain Armand Balilo.[ Editor: WPY ]