Philippine ferry sinks; 4 dead, 7 missing, 240 rescued

  • (P Photo/DJ Kyle Volunteers pull a rubber boat with rescued passengers from the ill-fated M/V Mercraft 3 at Infanta township, Quezon province in northeastern Philippines Thursday. The Philippine inter-island ferry with more than 250 passengers and crew, including Christmas holiday travelers, sank Thursday after being battered by fierce winds and big waves off the country's northeast, leaving at least four people dead and at least seven others missing, officials said.

INFANTA, Philippines — A Philippine inter-island ferry with more than 250 passengers and crew, including Christmas holiday travelers, sank Thursday after being battered by fierce winds and big waves off the country’s northeast, leaving at least four people dead and at least seven others missing, officials said.

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