Hundreds Missing After Philippines Ferry Crash

Officials begin frantic search for survivors after cargo ship accidently rams commuter ferry.
1:36 | 08/17/13

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And we are happy to welcome WD BC anchor rob powers you've seen it here before a -- no reason for Ron Claiborne with the other top developing stories this morning erupt. Good morning to -- to review and Good Morning America we are following breaking news this morning out of the Philippines. Hundreds missing after a ferry accident -- ABC's -- -- and following the story he joins us now live with the latest good morning neck. Good morning rob this is really a race against time right now the ferry was just a few hundred feet from shore when suddenly a cargo ship rammed into it and now -- -- frantic search for survivors. This morning divers are in the water hoping to find hundreds of people feel -- Look at the power of -- impacted -- the -- the cargo ship. Most of the 870. Passengers and crew were sleepy when suddenly the -- was sawed in half. The impact sounded like an explosion. Many passengers were trapped. Others had to jump in the ocean but what you -- -- to shore covered in gas and we. The ferry sinks so quickly this -- who has the water rose played up to his neck yeah -- -- isn't. I thought about my child he says thank god someone saved us so quickly. At daybreak families who didn't know -- their loved ones who lived or died desperately searched hospitals. But this morning so much heartbreak that body in the church chapel and families knowing the ferry was just a few hundred feet from -- The Coast Guard is sending in more divers with special deep water equipment the ship is now -- hundred feet down. And rob tide is running out to find any survivors.

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