Hundreds still awaiting airlift on stricken Italian ferry




 
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December 29th, 2014  
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Topic: Hundreds still awaiting airlift on stricken Italian ferry


By Renee Maltezou and Gavin Jones ATHENS/ROME (Reuters) - Italian and Greek helicopter crews worked into the night to airlift passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships throughout Sunday. Helicopters were plucking passengers off the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic and transferring them to a nearby vessel, after a dramatic day that began when a fire broke out on its lower deck in the early hours. ...




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