25 die as 3 ferries capsize in Philippines


GBnews24 desk//

A total of 25 died and six went missing in three different incidents of ferry capsize in two central provinces in Philippines.

Joem Javier, a regional police spokesman said: “The dead were mostly passengers of two ferries that flipped over in sudden gusts of wind and powerful waves Saturday off Guimaras and Iloilo provinces.”

He added: “Fifty-five other passengers and crew were rescued.”

“A third ferry, which was not carrying any passenger, also capsized in the Iloilo Strait but its four crewmen survived,” Javier further said on Sunday.

Heavy monsoon rains, thunderstorms and rain-triggered landslides amid a tropical depression more than 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) off the country’s eastern coast have been warned by the forecast specialists

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