DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines—A passenger vessel ran aground on Thursday, after being hammered by strong winds and waves spawned by tropical depression Auring, but all 228 passengers—many of them students returning to this university town from the holidays—were rescued unharmed, authorities said.
“Auring,” the first weather disturbance of the year, slammed across Davao Oriental at midnight Wednesday and plodded across northern Mindanao, causing flooding that sent 90 families fleeing to safer ground in Dipolog City, the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
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