01 Apr 2024, 12:41

12 people drown in Philippines during past week break

 MANILA, April 1, 2024 (BSS/Xinhua) - At least 12 people, including a three-year-old boy, have drowned in the Calabarzon region during the past holy week break starting March 28, local police said on Monday.

 The victims died in separate incidents in the region, which is located in southeast of Manila and comprises five provinces.

 Filipinos observe the holy week that falls during summer by heading to the beach or river with their family or friends for a get-together. Drowning accidents are not uncommon in the archipelagic country.

 In 2023, the Philippine National Police said at least 72 people died of drowning during the Holy Week break. 

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