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Death toll in Philippines rises to 31 | news



Rescue teams have drawn more corpses from the rough seas, with three ferries capsizing from two central Philippine provinces and increasing the death toll to 31, with three people still missing from the crew on Saturday in poor weather conditions, the central island of Guimaras and the provinces Iloilo fell.

Coast Guard spokesman Armand Balilo said on Sunday that the dead were passengers on two of the ferries.

A third passenger-less ferry also capsized on Iloilo Street, but its five crew members survived, Balilo said.

62 more passengers and crew were rescued.

Survivors reported how the sky was During their journey, it suddenly became dark, followed by strong winds and rain that damaged their ferries.

Predictors warned of heavy monsoon rains, thunderstorms and rain-induced landslides in a tropical depression more than 1

,000 kilometers off the country's east coast.

Teaching and work in the city of Manila was suspended on Friday and Saturday due to heavy rains and floods, resulting in heavy traffic congestion in the lower reaches of the capital.

Every year, dozens of people die in accidents at sea – usually aboard boats that move people from one small island to another.

About 20 typhoons and storms hit the Philippines annually.

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