45 confirmed dead on capsized ferry

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Published: Friday 3rd July 2015 by The News Editor

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Rescue workers are winding down the search for survivors and bodies aboard a ferry that capsized shortly after departing from a central Philippine port, leaving 45 people dead.

Coastguard spokesman Armand Balilo said all 187 passengers and crew members of the MB Kim Nirvana had been accounted for a day after the vessel overturned in choppy waters off Ormoc city.

He said 142 people survived and there are no more reports of anyone missing.

The boat was preparing to sail on its routine voyage to the Camotes Islands to the south when it capsized.

A floating crane has pulled the 36-ton wooden motorised outrigger close to Ormoc port.

Published: Friday 3rd July 2015 by The News Editor

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