Child dead, 35 rescued as boat sinks off Quezon province

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) — A child died while 35 people were rescued after a motor banca sank off Quezon province Saturday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

PCG Spokesperson Armand Balilo said the passengers were on their way to Sombrero Island when the boat sank in the vicinity of Barangay Pugawan in the town of San Francisco.

The identity and age of the child was not immediately known.

Balilo said the survivors are now at Sitio Mayantoc in Quezon.

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