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Death toll in ship collision now at 63; 57 still missing

/ 01:52 PM August 20, 2013

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MANILA, Philippines – Recovered bodies from the search operations of the ill-fated passenger ship in Cebu last week increased to 63, authorities said on Tuesday.

As of 11:25a.m., 63 bodies were retrieved while 57 remained missing. The rescued passengers were still at 750.

The MV Thomas Aquinas collided with MV Sulpicio Express 7 off Talisay last Friday. Both had over 800 passengers and crew.

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The province of Cebu was also placed under state of calamity on Monday due to the oil spill from the sunken ship.

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