Christmas Eve Bangladesh ferry fire: dozens killed near Jhalakathi

At least 39 people were killed and about 100 others injured after a packed ferry caught fire in southern Bangladesh, local officials say. The blaze on the three-decked vessel started mid-river near the town of Jhalakathi as it sailed from…

Fire engulfs Indonesian ferry: one still missing

Search teams are looking for one missing person after rescuing hundreds from a passenger ferry that caught fire in Indonesia’s Molucca Sea, local officials said on Sunday.  The KM Karya Indah was travelling in a remote part of the Indonesian archipelago,…

Fire on Philippine ferry kills 3 and many others injured

A fire broke out on a Lite Ferry that was cruising to Dapitan City from Cebu, prompting some of the terrified passengers to throw themselves overboard. Three people were killed and over 240 plucked to safety after a fire tore through…

Five people died after a ferry caught fire in the Java Sea last Friday

Indonesian authorities say five people have died after a ferry caught fire in the Java Sea, but a nearby ship has been able to rescue 187 people from the vessel. The national search and rescue agency’s operations director, Ivan Ahmad…

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