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7 Dragon Boat team members dead and 14 rescued as boat capsizes off Boracay

Seven rowers were announced dead and 14 others survived in a horror sea tragedy happened off of Boracay, as boat of dragon boat team capsized on Wednesday morning.  
The Dragon Force team whose boat capsized in Boracay Island on Wednesday morning, killing seven of its rowers. (Facebook)

Coast guard Captain Armand Balilo says the accident happened at the popular resort island of Boaracay in Aklan when strong waves struck them that caused the boat to capsize.

The team was practicing ahead of a rowing competition, investigation revealed. The rest of the survivors were taken to Saint Gabriel Medical Center.

The name of fatalities are:
  • Johann Tan
  • John Vince Natividad
  • Mark Vincent Navarrete
  • Comar Arcob
  • Maricel Tan
  • Richel Montoya
  • Rose Antonette Supranes

The Survivors:
  • Mark Baccay
  • Jaylord Violanda
  • Von Navarosa
  • Edwin Paradai
  • Marc Sabado
  • Kenneth Bandalan
  • Jao Beunaventura
  • Robel Licerio
  • Kathleen Sabado
  • Julia Kurbantizova
  • Maggie Xie
  • Yhen Aytona
  • Lanie Ordas
  • Janice Lumbo

A dragon boat is a human-powered watercraft adorned with dragon designs where a team of paddlers and drum beater on board.

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