Ferry runs aground off Dumaguete City

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Dumaguete residents help in the rescue of passengers of the MV Zamboanga ferry, which ran aground Thursday morning off the coast of the city . CONNIE FERNANDEZ/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – An inter-island ferry ran aground off Dumaguete City Thursday morning due to strong  winds spawned by  bad weather, according to witnesses.

Initial reports from the area reaching the Philippine Daily Inquirer said there were 192 adults, 23 children and 11 infants aboard.

There is no word about the crew.

The ship was said to have come from Zamboanga, one of the provinces affected by tropical depression “Auring”.

Rescue of passengers aboard the ferry is now ongoing.

Originally posted at 11:22 am | Thursday, January 3, 2012

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