Philippine Ferry With 65 Passengers Caught Fire, No Casualties

Philippine Ferry With 65 Passengers Caught Fire, No Casualties

MANILA, Jun 18 (NNN-PNA) – A ferry with 65 people on board caught fire this morning, off Bohol province in the central Philippines, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

The PCG spokesperson, Armando Balilo, said, fire engulfed the M/V Esperanza Star, around 4:30 a.m. local time (2030 GMT), off Panglao Island.

The PCG station in Cebu City said that, there were no casualties in the accident. The PCG is looking into the cause of the fire.

Ferry accidents are common in the Philippines, an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.– NNN-PNA

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