24 killed, 217 missing in Philippines ferry accident




 
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August 17th, 2013  
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Topic: 24 killed, 217 missing in Philippines ferry accident


By Enrique de Castro CEBU, Philippines (Reuters) - A Philippine ferry sank after colliding with a container ship owned by a company involved in the world's worst peacetime maritime disaster, killing at least 24 people and leaving more than 200 missing, the coast guard said on Saturday. Divers were searching for bodies in the ferry, which sank on Friday minutes after the collision just outside the port of Cebu in the central Philippines that left two holes in the bow of the cargo vessel. Some 629 people had been rescued, many by fishing boats, with 217 missing, the coast guard said. ...




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