Philippines ferry disaster toll rises

center_img Rear Admiral Luis Tuason, of the Coast Guard, said more bodies had been found on Saturday and that the death toll would almost certainly continue to rise,  telling AFP that because of the speed by which it went down, there is a big chance that there are people trapped inside. The toll from Friday’s Philippines ferry disaster according to Coast Guard officials has risen to 50 dead and 70 missing in the deadly collision 350 miles south of Manila, with rescue attempts hampered by a thunderstorm and strong currents, causing divers to temporarily halt their search.More than 600 survivors have now been rescued since the MV Thomas Aquinas sank after a collision with a cargo ship on Friday night. Source = ETB News: John Alwyn-Joneslast_img

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