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Toxic chemicals retrieved from capsized Philippine ferry MANILA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Four hundred and two barrels of toxic chemical endosulfan have been recovered from the capsized ferry MV Princess of Stars more than 100 days after it sank off in central Philippines.
Philippines warned against environmental disaster for ferry capsizal MANILA, Aug.
By Carlos H. Conde What Rodel Laborte could not forget was the screaming of his fellow passengers. As the strong waves and wind tossed around the 24,000-ton ferry - "like a paper boat," he said - pandemonium broke out.
By Kathy Marks For five hours, Jessie Buot swam through mountainous seas and torrential rain, until he reached dry land. He was the one of the fortunate ones. Most of the 862 passengers and crew aboard a ferry that capsized in a typhoon in the central Philippines are believed to have perished.
By PAUL ALEXANDER By Paul Alexander The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines Philippine officials say divers have managed to get inside an upside-down ferry but have found only bodies and no survivors.
By Carlos Conde A powerful typhoon battered the Philippines over the weekend, killing at least 137 people, according to the Red Cross. The death toll could increase sharply after a ferry carrying more than 700 passengers and crew members capsized off a province south of Manila.
By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines -- Navy and coast guard ships battled huge waves and strong winds today to reach a stranded ferry carrying more than 740 people after Typhoon Fengshen battered the country killing 17.