By Euronews in Spanish with agencies
Published 06/08/2023 – 11:58•Last update 12:06
In the Philippines, a ship has sunk, leaving one fatality. More than 100 people had to be rescued. Apparently, according to the captain, the cause was a floating log that impacted against the hull.
Tragic event in the Philippines. A ferry has collided with floating debris in the sea and has sunk, resulting in the loss of life and the rescue of more than 100 people. All were able to be rescued except for one passenger, who unfortunately suffered a heart attack and died as she struggled to safety as the water entered the wooden boat.
Although the cause of the collision that affected the ferry is not definitively established, the ship’s captain suspects that a possible floating log may have pierced the wooden hull, leading to the incident.
This tragic event is the third ferry accident in the Philippines in just over a week. In a similar situation that occurred the previous Thursday, a wooden ferry also collided with floating objects in the sea and sank. Its 60 passengers and seven crew members were rescued by other vessels and the coast guard.
Additionally, the previous week, a fatal incident left 27 dead when an overloaded ferry capsized southeast of the capital, Manila. The intense winds that hit the boat triggered panic among the passengers, causing them to lean to one side due to the breakage of the bamboo stabilizers.
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