Three dead, over 240 rescued after Philippine ferry blaze

Manila (AFP) – Three people were killed and over 240 plucked to safety in the southern Philippines yesterday after a fire tore through a crowded ferry, authorities said, as rescuers hunted for more survivors. The blaze broke out before dawn as the Lite Ferry 16 was cruising to Dapitan City from Cebu, prompting some of the terrified passengers to throw themselves overboard, one witness said. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin