Philippine ferry ravaged by fire; 5 dead

A Philippine passenger ferry with 260 people on board caught fire south of Manila on Sunday, leaving at least five dead, coast guard officials said.
A total of 255 survivors were rescued by two passing fishing boats and a coast guard from the MV Catalyn D, which caught fire off Mindoro island, about 170 kilometers southeast of Manila, said Commander Joseph Coyme, a coast guard spokesman.