MV Wonderful Stars was came from Cebu City and docked at Ormoc port when passengers noticed the smoke emanating from engine room. The incident caused panic and made at least 3 people got minor injuries.
The officials and military are now assessing the situation and investigating what cause the fire.
The photos and videos now surfaced online which was caught by citizens near the area.
MV Wonderful Stars is owned by Roble Shipping
A ship reportedly carrying nearly 600 people burned while docked at the Ormoc Port in Leyte early Saturday morning, August 15, the military said.
Lieutenant Prolen Bonacua, civil military officer of the Philippine Army's 19th Infantry Batallion, said that as of posting, 3 people were reported to have minor injuries, and there were no reports of casualties, so far. The M/V Wonderful Stars of Roble Shipping Line carried 544 passengers, based on the manifest.
Captain William Isaga, Philippine Coast Guard District Commander in Eastern Visayas, said in an interview on DZBB that at least two people were rushed to the hospital following the blaze. (rappler.com)