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Philippines ferry accident: Death toll crosses 50, police file complaint against owner and crew

Jul 04, 2015    

Manila, Philippines: Rescuers on Friday retrieved five more bodies from a ferry that capsized just moments after departing from a central Philippine port, raising the death toll to 50.The bodies were recovered hours after coast guard spokesman Cmdr. Armand Balilo said all 187 passengers and crew members on the M/B Kim Nirvana had been accounted for, with 45 dead, 142 survivors and no reports of anyone else missing. The vessel overturned in choppy waters on Thursday off Ormoc City.Balilo said the new bodies were found after a floating crane pulled the 36-ton wooden vessel close to shore. The ad...

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