Phillipines, fire on ferry left three dead at popular tourist destination

Posted on August 21, 2011 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Warning

A packed inter-island ferry caught fire shortly after leaving port in the central Philippines on Sunday, leaving three passengers dead, the coast guard said in an initial report. Initial reports indicated three of the 67 people aboard the MV Island 1 were killed in the blaze with two others still missing, coast guard spokesman Lieutenant Commander Aljir Ricafrente told DZBB radio. Read Article

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