Philippines: 31 Killed, Over 230 Rescued After Passenger Ferry Catches Fire In Basilian

WORLD Team Latestly|

On March 29, at least 31 people were killed and more than 230 were rescued after the ferry they were travelling in caught fire in the Philippines. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commodore Marco Antonio Gine said the M/V Lady Mary Joy 3, a passenger and cargo vessel, was headed to Jolo from Zamboanga City when it caught fire in the waters off Baluk-Baluk Island at around 10 pm on March 29, reported IANS. The death count rose after 18 bodies were found on the vessel, Basilan Governor Jim Salliman told AFP. Bodies were found inside an air-conditioned cabin during an ongoing search. At least 195 passengers and 35 crew members have been rescued.

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