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Philippine boat fire kills seven, media report


Philippines. File photoMOSCOW, May 23At least seven passengers died as a result of a fire that broke out on a ship in the Philippines, CNN Philippines reported, citing the Coast Guard.”At least seven people were killed, 105 rescued,” the TV channel quoted the agency's statement. Earlier, ABC-CBN News, citing the Philippine Coast Guard, reported that a passenger ship with 124 people on board caught fire near the port of Rial in the Philippine province of Quezon, panicked passengers began to jump into the water. Rescuers from the port immediately sailed to them. Six passengers of the ship were taken to the hospital, search and rescue operations continue, the TV channel noted.

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