2 Chinese tourists drown in El Nido

Posted at 04/30/13 6:23 PM

MANILA – Two Chinese tourists drowned in Miniloc Island Resort, El Nido, Palawan on Monday, police said.

Insp. Earl Marzo, spokesperson of the Palawan Provincial Police said 52-year-old Mary Zi drowned at around 10 a.m.

Another tourist, 32-year-old Zhu Ding drowned at around 1 p.m.

Resort health officials were able to respond to both victims, but were declared dead on arrival at the Rural Health Center.

Initial investigation showed that the two victims may have suffered a heart attack while swimming.

Resort officials declined to comment while investigations are still ongoing. -- Report from Romy Luzares, dzMM