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World News April 7, 2023

Philippine passenger ferry fire kills 31

At least 31 people were killed when an interisland ferry with about 250 passengers and crew onboard caught fire off the province of Basilan on Wednesday. According to The Manila Times.

The lady Mary Joy 3 was traveling from Zamboanga City to Jolo Island when the fire broke out. The Manila Times reported that “rescuers, including the Philippine Coast Guard and fishermen, saved 195 passengers and 35 crew as the blaze ripped through the ferry off Baluk-Baluk Island in Basilan province”.

Sources: CGTN

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