1.5K persons stuck; 15 tourists rescued

A WOMAN drowned in a flash flood in Negros Oriental, while a 12-year-old girl suffered injuries in Siquijor as tropical depression Basyang swept across southern communities in Central Visayas.

In Cebu, at least 1,560 passengers were stranded after the Coast Guard prohibited 271 vessels, more than half of them cargo ships, from sailing.

The Coast Guard also rescued 15 Chinese nationals in Getafe, Bohol, hours after they were stranded in Cabul-an Island of Buenavista town when the motor banca they had rented suffered engine trouble.

Source: Local News

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