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36 killed in Philippines ferry accident

2 July 2015 13:40

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At least 36 passengers of a ferry in the Philippines have lost their lives when their vessel overturned in rough waters, the government says.

The ferry, with 173 people on board, keeled over in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, the coast guard said.

According to Ciriaco Tolibao, with Manila’s disaster risk reduction and management office, 53 survivors have already been rescued and taken to local hospitals.

About two dozen others rescued reportedly managed to walk away unharmed.

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