Filipino couple drown while on Maldives honeymoon


Filipino couple drown while on Maldives honeymoon

An investigation has been launched after a Filipino couple drowned while on their honeymoon in the Maldives.

According to a statement from the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the incident happened while the newlyweds were snorkelling in Dhiffushi island.

Resort workers had managed to rush the couple to a local hospital but they were pronounced dead on arrival.

The Philippine DFA have offered their condolences to the victims' families and are making arrangements for their repatriation to Manila.