At least 2 dozen dead and hundreds missing after ferry sinks in the Philippines

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More than 600 people were rescued after a ferry hit a cargo ship in the Philippines but close to 200 remain missing.

The passenger ferry with about 870 people on board hit the ship near the port of Cebu on Friday and sank within ten minutes.

More than two dozen bodies have been recovered and rescuers say the number of missing is probably about to decrease as they anticipate recovering more bodies.

That recovery is gonna have to wait another day as bad weather and sea conditions have caused divers to suspend the search until Sunday.

The ferry involved is owned by the same company that was involved in an accident back in 1987 that killed more than 43,000 people which is the worst peacetime maritime disaster on record.