Murder Charges Over Ferry Disaster

Divers and rescuers searched for survivors from the capsized ferry.
Divers and rescuers searched for survivors from the capsized ferry.

Divers and rescuers searched for survivors from the capsized ferry.

Philippine police have filed murder Charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized killing 59 people, an official said Saturday. The charges were filed late on Friday in the central city of Ormoc over the sinking of the Kim Nirvana ship, according to regional police chief Asher Dolina. An initial police investigation and interviews with survivors indicated that the vessel abruptly turned in waters off the central port of Ormoc on Thursday, causing it to capsize, Dolina told AFP. “They were not careful showing there was an intent to kill. They were reckless on purpose,” Dolina said. A total of nineteen people were charged, including ship operator Joge Bong Zarco, captain Warren Oliviero, and all 17 crew members, according to Dolina. All crew members survived and are now in police custody. Under Philippine law, murder is punishable by up to 40 years imprisonment.

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