Italy says 265 rescued from ferry, more than 200 still stranded




 
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Italy says 265 rescued from ferry, more than 200 still stranded
 
December 29th, 2014  
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Italy says 265 rescued from ferry, more than 200 still stranded
ROME (Reuters) - Rescue teams working through the night have pulled 265 people off a stricken car ferry which caught fire off the coast of Greece but more than 200 are stranded on board, the Italian navy said on Monday. Helicopter crews have been slowly airlifting passengers from the upper deck of the Norman Atlantic, which caught fire in the early hours of Sunday and began drifting in rough seas between Greece and Italy. A medical team and a flight operator are on the vessel to assist the 213 passengers and crew who remain aboard as the rescue continues, the navy said. ...




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