Ferry with 173 on board overturned in Philippines

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Ferry with 173 on board overturned in Philippines

Manila (AFP) - A ferry with 173 people on board overturned in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday as rescuers rushed to the scene, the coast guard said.

Local media are reporting that at least 33 people have been killed.

The Kim Nirvana was heading from the central city of Ormoc to the island of Camotes when it capsized, the coast guard office in Manila said.

Search and rescue operations were ongoing and it was unclear if there were any fatalities or anyone rescued so far, the coast guard office said.