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Korean tourist killed in boat crash in Philippines

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.” 

(Yonhap News)