29 missing after ferry mishap in Philippines: govt

September 13, 2014 9:58 PM

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The Maharlika II ferry, carrying at least 84 people, lost control and was carried away by the current and waves, forcing those on board to abandon ship off the central island of Leyte, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in a statement.

Rescue ships were able to pick up 55 survivors, the council said in its latest statement published on its website late Saturday. At least two survivors have been rushed to hospital, the statement added.

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