Guimaras Sea Tragedy: 31 confirmed dead according to Philippine Coast Guard




One of the capsized ferries in the Guimaras Sea Tragedy

ILOILO — The number of casualties from the 3 ferry boats that capsized in Iloilo-Guimaras Strait has risen to 31 according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

In PCG's latest report, 31 were confirmed dead and 3 remain missing while 53 survived the tragedy.

An earlier report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said there were 26 dead, 5 missing, and 55 survivors out of 86 total passengers from the ferry boats M/B Chi-Chi, M/B Jenny Vince and M/B Keizah (which three crews survived).

Of the total number, 75 are in the manifesto while 12 are not listed in the manifesto.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Government of Guimaras will assist the survivors' hospital bills and the funeral expenses of the dead.

According to Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin, the Provincial Government will also provide financial aid to every family killed.

He also thanked the Iloilo City Government led by Mayor Jerry Treñas for their help to the survivors.

The Philippine Coast Guard  (PCG_ has yet to issue an official statement about the incident.

Meanwhile, all voyage between Iloilo City and Guimaras have been suspended, leaving around 700 passengers stranded at Parola Wharf in the city.

Search and retrieval operations are still ongoing.
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