Sinking Of Passenger Boat In Ormoc Leaves At Least 36 Dead
The boat was carrying a total of 173 passengers when it capsized.
Posted on: Thursday, July 2, 2015
M/B Kim Nirvana was bound for Pilar, Camotes when it capsized around 12 PM, just minutes after it left the coast of Ormoc, Leyte. According to a Sun.Star interview,
“Malakas daw po yung alon at tsaka hangin (Big waves and strong winds caused it to capsize)”
The boat was carrying 173 passengers. 118 passengers were saved while 36 are dead and 19 are missing.
Here are some photos of the tragedy, courtesy of Miquicar Photo Studio:
Here is the list of casualties released by Ormoc Doctors Hospital:
While this list is by Ormoc Sugar Planters Association:
Meanwhile, Governor Hilario Davide III has released a statement responding to the incident: