Philippines: Over 160 rescued, one dead after ferry catches fire

Look backed by angling watercrafts underway for one missing out on individual

An inter-island ferryboat with 165 guests and also team ignited off a main Philippine district Sunday, leaving one dead and also an additional missing out on while the remainder were securely saved, the shore guard claimed.

The fire struck the vessel Mother Mary Chloe quickly after noontime near 2 island towns in Bohol district, shore guard authorities claimed. A search backed by angling watercrafts was underway for one missing out on individual.

Video on social networks revealed individuals in life vests bobbing in the sea, with the vessel swallowed up in thick black smoke.

The ferryboat, which was bring 8 team participants and also 157 guests, consisting of 15 youngsters, was en path to the eastern district of Leyte from Bohol.

Sea crashes prevail in the Philippine island chain due to regular tornados, severely kept watercrafts, congestion and also weak enforcement of safety and security laws.

In December 1987, the ferryboat Dona Paz sank after ramming a gas vessel, eliminating greater than 4,300 individuals worldwide’s worst peacetime maritime calamity.

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