At Least 17 Dead as Ferry Sinks

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - At least 17 people are now confirmed dead after a ferry with nearly 700 people on board sank near the central Philippine port city of Cebu.

The ferry sank after it collided with a cargo vessel. Hundreds of others on board were rescued.

Survivors say hundreds of passengers jumped into the ocean as the ship started to sink. One man says the 450-foot-long ferry sank in about 30 minutes. He tells a radio station that he and other passengers jumped overboard in front of the cargo vessel after the ferry began taking on water and the crew distributed life jackets


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