38 dead, 82 unaccounted for after Philippines boat collision

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  • 38 people have died and 82 remain missing, the Philippine coast guard says
  • 750 passengers have been rescued
  • Rescue crews continue searching for survivors
  • Their ferry hit a cargo ship off Cebu City in the southern Philippines
Two days after the ferry they were on sank after colliding with a cargo ship, 82 people remained unaccounted for Sunday in waters between southern Philippine islands, a Coast Guard official said.
Authorities have found the bodies of 38 people and rescued another 750, said Coast Guard spokeswoman Dawn Baterbonia.
The incident occurred around 9 p.m. Friday in the Mactan Channel about 2 miles northwest of Cebu City