The MV Doña Paz Disaster (1987)

A few days before Christmas in 1987, more than 4,000 people boarded the MV Doña Paz in Tacloban, Leyte for a 24-hour voyage to Manila. Five hours before the ship was due to arrive in the Philippine capital, it collided with an oil tanker that burst into flames.

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Music: “This House” and “Echoes of Time v2” by Kevin MacLeod (

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