Passenger ferry sinks in central Philippines

June 22nd, 2008 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS  

Manila, June 22 (DPA) A passenger ferry with more than 800 people on board sank after it ran aground off a central Phililippine island, local officials said Sunday. The ill-fated MV Princess of the Stars suffered engine trouble and was battered by huge waves and strong winds spawned by typhoon Fengshen while navigating in the seas of Sibuyan island Saturday.

A local town mayor told news network ABS-CBN that some dozens of bodies have been recovered. But the report has not yet been confirmed.

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