Philippine Ferry Likely a 'Mass Grave'

'Many' corpses found in sunken ship; officials face tricky recovery
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 24, 2008 5:46 AM CDT
Ferry survivors receive care at a hospital south of Manila, Philippines, where they were brought Monday, June 23, 2008 after drifting in the sea for 48 hours.    (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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(Newser) – Floating corpses discovered in a Philippines ferry sunk by a typhoon have stoked mounting fears that most of the 800 people on board were drowned, Reuters reports. “It will be a miracle if we find survivors,” said a coast guard spokesman. Searching for more bodies, authorities will drill a hole in the capsized vessel. But workers will have to be cautious: the ship likely holds 26,000 gallons of fuel.