The passenger boat M/B Kim Nirvana-B capsized off the coast of Ormoc Port in Ormoc City, Leyte on Thursday, July 2, 2015.
According to Philippine Red Cross (PRC), the wooden passenger boat had been carrying 173 passengers and 16 crew, reported by Marina Region 8.
GMA News reported that the death toll in the Ormoc sea mishap rose to 61.
The Philippines ferry was heading to Pilar town in Camotes Island east of Cebu when the accident happened.
Updates, Photos and Videos
Here are some of the updates, videos and photos posted on social media sites.
Death toll in Ormoc sea mishap now at 47
Here are the lists of survivors and casualties from the MB Nirvana tragedy yesterday. | via Serbisyo Publiko sa Radyo pic.twitter.com/faYbDC8Ld7— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) July 3, 2015
'Human error' eyed in Ormoc sea mishap http://t.co/zQEPtJIi6d— ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) July 3, 2015
Usec. @Abi_Valte: PNoy has ordered an investigation on the capsizing of the boat off Ormoc even as the search and rescue is ongoing.— Dreo Calonzo (@dreocalonzo) July 3, 2015
Death toll from Ormoc City sea tragedy now at 39 http://t.co/g6GqNfEixk— GMANews.TV (@gmanewsbrk) July 3, 2015
NTVL: Search and rescue operation para sa nawawalang pasahero ng lumubog na lantsa, itinuloy ngayon
How some survived Ormoc boat tragedy
on going search & rescue here in Ormoc 😢🙏 pic.twitter.com/5ZExIvFrW6— Faith Marinette ✈ (@thevainqueen) July 2, 2015
Partial list of survivors from capsized boat Kim Nirvana-B in Ormoc http://t.co/12AS1FiXft— Balita Boss (@BalitaBoss14) July 2, 2015
If you are looking for your relative, send us their name and we will check our list. Contact us at (02)790-2329. pic.twitter.com/q5hudQw9Zq— Philippine Red Cross (@philredcross) July 2, 2015
Ormoc Nirvana Tragedy (Video courtesy of Miquicar Photostudio)
Ormoc Nirvana TragedyPosted by Miquicar Photostudio on Thursday, July 2, 2015
WATCH: Aftermath of Ormoc City sea mishap
BP: 'Di bababa sa 36 patay sa paglubog ng pampasaherong lantsa
Latest update on capsized pump boat in Ormoc City Total of 118 survivors 36 dead 20 missing pic.twitter.com/ByQgckAKBd— Philippine Red Cross (@philredcross) July 2, 2015
Ayon kay PCG Eastern Visayas Commander Pedro Tinampay, 36 na ang patay; 127 survivor; 10 pinaghahanap pa. @dzbb— Cecil Villarosa (@CecilVillarosa) July 2, 2015
UPDATE on the Rescue Ops in the boat that capsized off Ormoc City: 36 Dead, 21 Missing, 118 accounted for— Karlo Alonzo Guiang (@KarloAlonzo13) July 2, 2015
@dzIQ990 36 na ang patay sa pagtaob ng bangka sa Ormoc ayon kay Commander Balilo ng PCG— Ricky Brozas (@RickyBrozas) July 2, 2015
UPDATE: 34 dead after boat capsized off Ormoc City (Photos via John Kevin Pilapil/Serbisyo Publiko sa Radyo) pic.twitter.com/GweKxRB4Ca— ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) July 2, 2015
DEVELOPING: 18 katao patay sa paglubog ng passenger boat sa Ormoc City ayon sa PDRRMO | via Jimmy Angay-Angay— DZRH NEWS (@dzrhnews) July 2, 2015
isang pampasaherong bangka ang tumaob sa karagatan ng ormoc city ngayong hapon. search and rescue ops nagpapatuloy. pic.twitter.com/eHj10SXaPj— peewee bacuño (@PeeweeHero) July 2, 2015
JUST IN. A passenger banca capsized near Ormoc City pier. Rescue operations on-going.— Edik Dolotina (@edikdolotina) July 2, 2015
[Photo Credit: Nikko Sevilla]