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State of calamity declared in Philippines after oil spill


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State of calamity declared in Philippines after oil spill

The province of Cebu in the Philippines has declared a state of calamity after a ferry carrying fuel, oil and diesel sank after a collision with a cargo vessel.

A slick is affecting around 20 percent of the coast known for its clear waters and coral reefs.

At least 52 people were killed in the accident on Friday and 68 are still missing.