Teen Drowns While Taking Selfie At The Beach

A teenager drowned while taking a selfie with her friends at a beach near the windmills of the famous Bangui Wind Farm in Ilocos Norte.


The tragedy occured in Barangay Masikil last Sunday, October 12, reports ABS-CBN News.

Bangui windmills
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The girl, identified by police as 17-year-old Cheska Agas, was having fun snapping some pictures with a group of second year Civil Engineering students, who came from a birthday party, when huge waves reached the shore and struck them.

The victim died after she was swept by the rouge waves, submerged, and inhaled too much seawater. One of her friends, Edgar Abian, was under observation at the hospital and it's not known yet if he survived.

The wind farm is situated along a 9-kilometer shoreline off Bangui Bay facing the West Philippine Sea.