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Chinese tourist dead, 3 hurt as boat capsizes in Boracay resort in Philippines

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A Chinese tourist on Tuesday was drowned and three others were injured when their motorboat overturned on after being buffeted by strong winds in the central Philippines, the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines confirmed.

The Chinese Embassy said the accident happened at around 11 a.m. local time in the waters of Boracay island resort in Aklan province in the central Philippines.

Twenty one Chinese tourists were on the boat when the strong wind battered and capsized it. One female Chinese national of 45 years old was dead and three others were injured.

The injured Chinese tourists were taken to a local hospital and all 17 others were properly arranged. All 20 tourists are now in stable condition.

The Chinese Embassy had already offered necessary assistance to its tourists to deal with the aftermath. The Philippine authorities were investigating the accident.

The popular Boracay resort, famous for powdery white sand, shallow azure water and spectacular sunsets, is a favourite beach destination of Chinese tourists holidaying in the Philippines.

According to the Local Government, around 434,000 Chinese tourists visited Boracay in 2019.

Edited by: Yahaya Isah/Muhammad Suleiman Tola

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