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Oil Leaking From Sunk Ferry Spreads to Filipino Villages

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August 19, 2013
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Leaking oil from a submerged vessel involved in a ferry disaster which claimed at least 52 lives spreads into coastal villages, fishing grounds and mangroves in Cebu, Philippines.


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