3 people drown in Philippines amid rough seas

MANILA, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Local police said on Monday that three people had drowned in the waters off Dumaran, a town in Palawan province of the Philippines.

According to the police, the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday when strong waves battered a small boat while traveling the Dumaran Channel.

A 33-year-old mother and her four-year-old son were knocked off the boat, police said. The 64-year-old father of the woman tried to rescue his daughter and grandson but he drowned too.

Rescuers had recovered the bodies of the three victims, police said.

[ Editor: WPY ]


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