At least 34 passengers aboard a ferry drowned when a freighter plowed into the vessel in Manila Bay last night. Most of the 600 people aboard the ferry were asleep and heard no warning alarms when the accident occurred. Ships in the area picked up 451 people from the sea; the rescue effort and investigation continue. The collision left a three foot hole in the lower deck of the ferry. Many of the dead were women and children found inside cabins. The accident occurred the day the ferry company went public.Post your opinion on theInternationalbulletin board.