close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Philippines ferry capsize toll rises to 59

The toll in the ferry capsize in central Philippines` Leyte province has risen to 59, officials said on Saturday.


Philippines ferry capsize toll rises to 59

Manila: The toll in the ferry capsize in central Philippines` Leyte province has risen to 59, officials said on Saturday.

The passenger vessel MV Kim Nirvana-B, which capsized on Thursday near the port of Ormoc, was carrying 173 passengers and 16 crew members, Xinhua reported, citing the coast guard.

The ferry was sailing towards the Camotes Islands, some 40 km south-west of Ormoc when it was battered by huge waves and sank just 100 metres from the port of departure.

The captain of the ferry and some of the crewmen, who were among the survivors, are already in the Philippine Coast Guard`s custody.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway. 

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi