GUMACA, Quezon: Three persons died, including a school teacher, when a motorboat carrying 64 passengers and four crew members capsized in Barangay Villabota, this town on Friday afternoon.
Insp. Rodel Anda, deputy chief of Gumaca police station, identified the fatalities as Isabelita Oltiveros, Barangay 2, Quezon; teacher Rosefel Oliveros of Barangay 6, Quezon; and Susan Tajaran, of Barangay Dumga in Kalibo, Aklan.
Fisherfolk residing nearby immediately responded and rescued all the other passengers, but the three were pronounced dead-on-arrival at the hospital.
The rest of rescued victims, including the crewmen, were brought to the Gumaca District Hospital.