Ferry burned out in Philippines, 24 passengers still missing
Two confirmed dead, 183 rescued after the passenger ferry named LITE FERRY 16 caught fire early Wednesday morning
Fire burst in engine room of ferry and quickly spread around on August 28. Carrying more than 100 passengers and crew, it was approaching Palauan Port in Dapitan City which is placed in a port city in the southern island of Mindanao.
It is not very clear how many passengers were on the ferry. However the Philippine Coast Guard said 102 people had been rescued and two confirmed dead, a one-year-old child and a 60-year-old man. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The boat's official manifest listed 137 onboard, but many more may have been on the vessel. According to Philippines Coast Guard, 112 passengers were rescued, 24 remain missing.
The ship had departed the island of Cebu and was only 2.7km from the port of Dapitan when the incident happened.
Maritime Business World