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At least 36 dead after Philippines ferry with 173 on board capsizes: official

Jul 02, 2015    

Manille: At least 33 people were killed after a passenger ferry with 173 on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, a disaster monitoring official said.Rescue boats picked up dozens of survivors who clung to the overturned hull of the Kim Nirvana, one kilometre (about half a mile) from Ormoc port, Ciriaco Tolibao from the city's disaster risk reduction and management office told AFP.Divers were scouring the murky waters searching for survivors from the inside of the ship, he said.A report on Manila radio said 21 people were missing. However Tolibao could not say ...

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