Highest Explore Position # 301 on Friday, June 27, 2008
Storm “Frank" leaves Manila155 dead; ship sinks, 700 missing…
The storm-shifting course Sunday to the northwest and battered Manila at Saturday dawn. Major streets were flooded, and numerous traffic lights were out.
In the central province of Iloilo, 59 people drowned, with another 40 missing.
Typhoon capsizes Ferryboat, 700 missing. The nearly 24,000-ton ferry — with 626 passengers and 121 crewmembers on board.
A group of 28 ferry passengers and crew washed ashore after drifting at sea for more than a day from the site where a typhoon capsized their ship and left most of the hundreds aboard missing and presumed dead
Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday he was praying for the victims of the ferry disaster, particularly the large number of children aboard.