Boat capsizes in Philippines, 36 dead
July 2 , 2015
At least 36 people died when a boat capsized in the central Philippines. According to media reports, the boat, which was carrying 189 people, sunk just a few minutes after leaving the port. 19 people are reported to be missing, while there are 118 survivors. The boat, MB Nirvana, which was heading to the town of Pilar on Camotes Island, had just departed Ormoc City in Leyte province when the disaster occurred. However, the Coast Guard has claimed that there were 173 people on board.