epa03827750 Members of the Philippine Navy and Coast Guard during a search and rescue operation in front of a damaged cargo ship after colliding with passenger ferry at the waters off Talisay City, Cebu province, central Philippines, 17 August 2013. The death toll in a ferry sinking in the central Philippines rose to 35 as rescuers searched for more than 200 still missing , the military said. Emergency workers have rescued 630 people from the waters off Talisay City in Cebu province, 580 km south of Manila, where the MV St Thomas of Aquinas sank on the evening of 16 August after colliding with a cargo ship.The coast guard said 870 people were on board the ferry. But the ship's owner said only 841 people were on its initial manifest. The vessel has an authorized capacity of 1,010. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

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Philippinen
08/17/2013

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