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)