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36 dead, 19 missing, over 100 rescued as ferry capsizes in Philippines

  • In this image made from video, rescuers help passengers from a capsized ferry boat, rear, in Ormoc city on Leyte Island, Philippines, Thursday, July 2, 2015. A ferry capsized Thursday as it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least dozens dead and many others missing, coast guard officials said. (Huge Hugo/Serbisyo Publiko Sa Radyo via AP Video) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this image made from video, rescuers help passengers from a capsized ferry boat, rear, in Ormoc city on Leyte Island, Philippines, Thursday, July 2, 2015. A ferry capsized Thursday as it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least dozens dead and many others missing, coast guard officials said. (Huge Hugo/Serbisyo Publiko Sa Radyo via AP Video) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • The Philippine Coast Guard rescues boat passengers after a ferry boat capsized in choppy waters, on Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Ornoc, Philippines. The Ferry had just departed the port of Ornoc on Leyte heading to Camotes islands when it was capsized by large waves, the coast guard said. (AP Photo)

    The Philippine Coast Guard rescues boat passengers after a ferry boat capsized in choppy waters, on Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Ornoc, Philippines. The Ferry had just departed the port of Ornoc on Leyte heading to Camotes islands when it was capsized by large waves, the coast guard said. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescuers help passengers from a capsized ferry boat, center, in Ormoc city on Leyte Island, Philippines, Thursday, July 2, 2015. A ferry capsized Thursday as it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving dozens dead and many others missing, coast guard officials said. (Ignatius Martin/Miquicar Photostudio via AP)

    Rescuers help passengers from a capsized ferry boat, center, in Ormoc city on Leyte Island, Philippines, Thursday, July 2, 2015. A ferry capsized Thursday as it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving dozens dead and many others missing, coast guard officials said. (Ignatius Martin/Miquicar Photostudio via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Philippine coast guard says 36 people have died and 19 are missing after an inter-island ferry capsized in the central Philippines.

Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo says 118 people have been rescued in Ormoc city on central Leyte island, where the ferry capsized Thursday.