3 die as motor boat capsizes off Quezon

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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.

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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.

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