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Murder complaints filed over capsized ferry

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2015 | 7:02 PM

PHILIPPINES

MANILA, (AP) -- Police in a central Philippine city said yesterday they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead.

The complaints were filed with the local prosecutor late Friday as the M/B ferry was lifted from the water.

At least 59 people died and 145 survived last Thursday's disaster, including all 18 crew members.

The ferry overturned minutes after pulling out of the port on its voyage to one of the Camotes Islands, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) to the south.