Five fishermen were rescued on Monday (September 14) by navy troops in the sea waters off San Mateo Point, Sinunuc, Zamboanga City.
The navy troops, onboard BA492, noticed four fishermen standing on a boat that capsized due to bad weather.
After rescuing the four, the troops were informed that the boat master was still inside the capsized boat.
The boat master was recovered and rushed to the Zamboanga City Medical Center. He was declared dead on arrival due to Asphyxiation secondary to accidental drowning.
“We provided the necessary assistance to the victims of the sea mishap and communicated with their respective families,” said Rear Admiral Erick Kagaoan, Commander, Naval Forces Western Mindanao.
The Philippine Navy extends their sympathy to the family of the boat master identified as 55-year-old Enricky Brocka. The Navy also assured they will provide assistance to victims of the accident. -AAC
Multiple dams on Huai River continued releasing floodwaters on Tuesday (July 21) as east China still faced huge pressure of surging waters.
After 24 hours since the Wangjiaba station opened its sluice gates to discharge water on Monday (July 20), the water level at the hydrological station only declined by 0.22 meters (0.72 ft.), state broadcaster CCTV reported, lower than experts’ expectations as floodwater continued to rise on the upper stream of the Huai River.
At Yingshang county in eastern Anhui province, sluices were opened at three dams to divert floodwater to nearby buffer areas, home to nearly 160,000 people in eight villages, according to local media reports.
In central Hubei province, a landslide has blocked the Qingjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, forming a dammed lake which poses a threat to nearby villages and the downstream city of Enshi, said CCTV.
Torrential rains have battered large swathes of China for weeks, raising water levels in local rivers and lakes. (Reuters)
A pilot and three passengers were rescued after a private plane made an emergency landing near the shoreline of Barangay Sinunuc in Zamboanga City on Tuesday (July 7).
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said the private plane was already on the water approximately six feet depth and six meters away from the shoreline of Barangay Sinunuc when their rescue team arrived.
The four rescued: an Indian pilot and three passengers (Filipino, Indian and Nepali) were all in good condition and were transported to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in Zamboanga City for further assistance.
Based on initial investigation, the private plane took off from Zamboanga Airport bound for Dumaguete City at around 9:30 a.m. today. The pilot said there was a failure on the left engine a few minutes after they took off from the airport which prompted the emergency landing.
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