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Death toll in C. Philippine ship collision climbs to 28

08-17-2013 14:45 BJT

The death toll of the collision between a passenger ship and a cargo vessel
in central Philippine province of Cebu has risen to 28, with 215 others
still missing, military and coast guard officials said Saturday.(Xinhua)

Search and rescue teams have recovered more bodies after a ferry sank off the coast of the central Philippines, killing at least 28 people. More than 200 are still missing.

The Philippine Navy and commercial vessels have joined the search. The ferry sank after it collided with a cargo vessel near the central port of Cebu. It sent passengers jumping into the ocean and left many others trapped.

The coast guard says ferry MV Thomas Aquinas was carrying 752 passengers, including children and infants, and 118 crew. Some of the missing are possibly trapped inside the vessel that sank in waters about 33 meters deep off Talisay city in Cebu province, about 570 kilometers south of Manila. The captains of the two ships survived and are to be questioned.

At least 28 people have died after a ferry collided with a cargo vessel
and sank near the Central Phillipine port of Cebu.

At least 28 people have died after a ferry collided with a cargo
vessel and sank near the Central Phillipine port of Cebu.

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