18 year old student drowns after taking selfies at the beach

What was supposed to be a happy birthday celebration with friends turned into a tragedy in Bangui town in Ilocos Norte, Philippines on Sunday, October 12th of 2014.

Chezka Agas, an 18-year old student, died after she and her friends were struck by strong waves while taking a selfie in front of the famous windmills in Barangay (village) Masikil, said Police Officer 3 Sloro Cosning Jr. of the Bangui Police station.

Cosning said Agas was with eight friends when they went to the beach after the birthday celebration of one of their friends.

Agas, a second year civil engineering student, drowned after being carried by large waves, Cosning said.

A television report quoting police and local officials said the waves were as huge as a house.

Agas was first rescued by police and was rushed to the Bangui Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

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