A Korean tourist was killed this week in a boat crash off the eastern coast of the Philippine island of Cebu, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Monday.
A banana boat carrying three South Korean tourists, including a 50-year-old woman identified only by her surname Ji, collided with an outrigger canoe on Sunday morning, causing all three to fall into the water, the ministry said in a statement.
The tourists were soon rescued and taken to a nearby hospital, where Ji died and the other two are receiving treatment after sustaining minor injuries.
“The family of the deceased has left for the Philippines,” a ministry official said.
“Our embassy will assist in the funeral proceedings.”