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Divers find no survivors in ferry

SAN FERNANDO, Philippines — Divers managed to get inside an upside-down ferry Tuesday but found only bodies and no survivors three days after the vessel capsized during a powerful typhoon with more than 800 people aboard, officials said.

The ship's interior was too dark to even determine how many bodies were there, said Lt. Col. Edgard Arevalo, a Philippines navy spokesman.

Typhoon Fengshen toppled the ferry Saturday as it sliced through the central Philippines. Only four dozen survivors have been found; more than 800 people are missing. On shore, 227 people are dead and 275 missing.

Divers find no survivors in ferry 06/24/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 4:35pm]
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