21 Aug 2017

Three people die in boating accident in Solomons

2:38 pm on 21 August 2017

A boating accident in Solomon Islands has left three people dead.

Breaking wave, Solomon Islands.

Photo: Biosphoto / Minden Pictures / Chris Newbert

The Solomon Star reports eight people were returning from a funeral on Saturday when the boat they were travelling in capsized in rough seas in north east Malaita.

The five people who survived had been rescued by a World Vision boat stationed at Kwai Island following an emergency rescue call.

Three bodies were recovered over the weekend.

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