Boat mishap in Iloilo, 9 dead

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In a string of tragic sea events, Inquirer (11/06/08, Burgos N. Jr.) reports another ferry boat sinking in Concepcion Iloilo on Thursday November 6, 2008. The passenger boat Rolly IV sank on its way to the neighboring island of Mailoglog.

Strong waves by a brewing tropical storm cause the boat to sink killing 9 people. The fatalities are identified as Gigi Villaran, Tonya de la Cruz, Juanito Musico, Sheila Olano, Miriam Salundagit, Carmen Padrillan, Aida Libre, Cana Caberoy, Jerson Caberoy. Search and rescue are hampered by inclement weather. Philippine authorities seem helpless in curbing the rash of maritime disasters in the island country. =0=

UPDATE: As of Novermber 8, 2008, the death toll in this sea mishap has risen to 13.

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