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US vessel rams boat off Basilan; Pinoy fisherman killed 04/21/2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

US vessel rams boat off Basilan; Pinoy fisherman killed

04/21/2012
A United States military boat rammed into a small fishing boat in Basilan province on Wednesday, killing a fisherman while another one was injured, a military official yesterday said.

Col. Ricardo Visaya, commander of the Army’s 104th Brigade and concurrent chief of the Joint Task Force Basilan, said a US Mark-5 boat, with American servicemen on board, had just delivered medicines in Hadji Mutamad Island in Isabela for a medical mission of the Special Forces when the accident happened around 7 p.m.

“They (US troops) were on their way back, it was already dark and incidentally the small boat was also on its way back without any light, so it was not noticed,” he added..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120421hea6.html

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