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A fire on a passenger ferry in the Philippines has left 7 people dead, with another 7 still missing. According to an AFP report, 120 have been rescued so far. The fire broke out on the Mercraft 2 at around 6.30am local time yesterday (5.30am Thai time). The ferry, which has a 186-passenger capacity, was transporting 134 passengers and crew from Polillo Island to the island of Luzon, according to the report. It’s understood the fire tore through the vessel, with passengers left with no choice but to jump overboard, according to the coast guard and other witnesses. Armando Balilo, […]

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