Death in Cebu ferry sinking climbs to 40 as another body recovered

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MANILA, 19Aug2013 (PNA) – The death toll in the sinking of the M/V St. Thomas Aquinas 1 has climbed to 40 with the retrieval of another body early Monday.

A fisherman recovered the body of a girl aged 2 to 3 near the Talisay command center.

The Coast Guard’s official figures as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday had included 39 dead, 750 rescued, and 81 still missing.

The M/V St. Thomas Aquinas I sank after it collided with the M/V Sulpicio Express 7 off Talisay City, Cebu Friday night. (PNA)

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