Two dead, dozens rescued after Philippine ferry sinks – Yahoo! News Singapore

Fishermen and rescue workers hauled dozens of people out of the sea after a ferry sank in the central Philippines on Friday, but at least two passengers drowned, authorities said.

In the latest disaster to hit the nation’s notoriously dangerous sea transport industry, the ferry mysteriously sank in calm weather before dawn about two kilometres (1.2 miles) from Burias island.

Fishermen on small outrigger motorboats were among the first to arrive on the scene and saved many lives, said local coastguard deputy chief Bayani Belisario.

via Two dead, dozens rescued after Philippine ferry sinks – Yahoo! News Singapore.

 

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