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Vessel sinks off central philippines

2009-09-07 13:38 BJT

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Another accident has occurred barely 24 hours after the Superferry capsized on Sunday.

According to a local radio station, a Panamanian-registered vessel tilted and sank off Eastern Samar in the central part of the country early Monday morning.

The Philippine Coast Guard has been conducting search-and-rescue operations for the vessel since 2 a.m local time.

Initial reports reaching Coast Guard headquarters in Manila said the nearly 7 ton ship had two South Koreans and 18 Filipinos on board.

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