28 survivors found from Philippine ferry: Radio

Sulpicio Lines, the ship's owner, raised the number of people on board the vessel late on Sunday to 845 from an initial estimate of more than 740 people.

28 survivors found from Philippine ferry: Radio
Twenty eight survivors from a Philippine passenger ferry that capsized during a typhoon have been found alive, local radio reported on Monday.

The group made it to a small village in Quezon province in the centre of the archipelago after drifting at sea for more than 24 hours, radio dzBB reported.

Initially there were 30 of them but two died, radio reported.

The discovery raises the number of survivors to 32. Four people were confirmed dead on Sunday.

More than 800 people are still missing after the MV Princess of Stars capsized in the central Philippines on Saturday as Typhoon Fengshen churned through the centre of the archipelago.

Sulpicio Lines, the ship's owner, raised the number of people on board the vessel late on Sunday to 845 from an initial estimate of more than 740 people.

Reuters
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