Updated: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:30:00 GMT
Death toll rises in Philippines ferry accident

Cleaning up



A village official takes a break from cleaning up the oil slick that has affected about a dozen coastal villages, near Cebu city in the Philippines on Aug. 19. On Friday night a passenger ferry and a cargo ship collided near Talisay city, killing at least 50 and leaving more than 70 others missing. The ferry spilled oil in the crash which has reached the coastal villages of Cebu. (© Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)
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  • A village official takes a break from cleaning up the oil slick that has affected about a dozen coastal villages, near Cebu city in the Philippines on Aug. 19. On Friday night a passenger ferry and a cargo ship collided near Talisay city, killing at least 50 and leaving more than 70 others missing. The ferry spilled oil in the crash which has reached the coastal villages of Cebu. (© Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)
  • A village official cleans oil from a mangrove swamp near Cebu. About 20 per cent of Cebu's coast has been affected by the oil spill. (© Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)
  • A woman writes her contact details below the pictures of her relatives who were among those missing from Friday's ferry disaster in Talisay, Cebu in central Philippines Aug. 18. (© Erik De Castro/Reuters)
  • Families look for their missing relatives from lists of survivors after the disaster. (© Erik De Castro/Reuters)
  • Survivors of the disaster weep as they look for their missing relatives from lists of survivors. (© Erik De Castro/Reuters)
  • Survivors of a ferry disaster weep while looking for their missing relatives. More than 750 passengers and crew were rescued. (© Erik De Castro/Reuters)
  • Debris from Friday’s disaster is seen as rescuers searching for victims depart from Talisay fish port in central Philippines. (© Erik De Castro/Reuters)
  • Philippine Navy men wait on their speed boats as divers look for the bodies in the passenger ferry. Worsening weather and sea conditions on Saturday forced the Philippines to suspend the search for survivors. (© Erik De Castro/Reuters)
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A village official takes a break from cleaning up the oil slick that has affected about a dozen coastal villages, near Cebu city in the Philippines on Aug. 19. On Friday night a passenger ferry and a cargo ship collided near Talisay city, killing at least 50 and leaving more than 70 others missing. The ferry spilled oil in the crash which has reached the coastal villages of Cebu.

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