Death toll from sunken ferry in Philippines hits 28; 200 missing

By REUTERS
August 17, 2013 09:21

 
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A ferry sank in the central Philippines on Friday killing at least 28 people after colliding with a cargo vessel owned by a company involved in the world's worst peacetime maritime disaster nearly 30 years ago.

More than 200 people were still missing after the collision just outside the port of Cebu that left two huge holes in the bow of the cargo ship.

Small planes and helicopters were scouring the waters for survivors and divers were to search the sunken vessel later in the day after an oil slick had cleared, officials said.

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