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Chinese dies as boat’s propeller hits his head while snorkeling in Negros


A Chinese tourist snorkeling off Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental died on Saturday after his head by hit by the propeller of a passing boat.

A News TV Live report identified the victim as Yong Tai Hang, 54.

The report said Yong was barely recognizable after being hit by a passing boat's propeller.

The Chinese tourist, who was visiting the island with his wife and child, died instantly.

The victim was snorkeling at the island's turtle area when the mishap happened.

The boat's captain claimed that he was aware that someone was snorkeling in the area, but they did not think that the tourist would come up to the surface as they were passing.

Local authorities and the Philippine Coast Guard are conducting investigations into the incident. —Margaret Claire Layug/ALG, GMA News

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