Philippine ferry carrying 82 people catches fire; 73 rescued

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine ferry carrying 82 passengers and crew caught fire as it was approaching a port south of Manila on Friday and at least 73 of those people onboard have been rescued, coast guard officials reported.

Lookup and rescue efforts ended up continuing after nightfall for the passengers and crew of the M/V Asia Philippines, an inter-island cargo and passenger vessel which came from close by Mindoro island, the coastline guard reported.

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