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Small cargo ship sinks in Manila after an explosion.

Image Credit: Philippine Coast Guard via AP

In the morning of June 12, a fire engulfed a small cargo ship, TITAN-8, a coaster ship. An explosion ensued soon afterwards.

Unfortunately, the firefighters could not extinguish the fire which raged for about 7 hours and the coaster eventually sank. Fuels and debris from the coaster floated in the river and caused a fire in the nearby slum that affected around 40 structures believed to be mostly shanties. So far no casaulties were reported but four were injured, two crewmen of a berthed cargo ship also got injured, while two others have remained missing prompting a search.

More details to follow.

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