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Echoing Beijing, Duterte's Government Now Calls Boat Collision an 'Accident'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 03:26:36 -0400

(Bloomberg) - The Philippine government has fallen in with Beijing's explanation that a Chinese vessel didn't intentionally hit a Filipino boat in the South China Sea on June 9.Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday described the incident as "just an accident," adding the Chinese vessel may have left after hitting and sinking a Philippine boat with 22 fishermen out of fear of being “besieged” by other boats near Reed Bank.“Maybe the other side didn't mean to brush against our boat,” read the full story...

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