Sunday, December 28, 2014

478 Passengers On Ferry: Major Rescue Operation Ongoing, 1 Reported Dead As Of This Posting.

478 passengers on ferry: Major rescue operation ongoing

Ships and helicopters are taking part in a major rescue operation after an Italian ferry carrying 478 people caught fire around 40 nautical miles north-west of Corfu.
The Norman Atlantic was travelling from Patras in Greece to Ancona in Italy.
Choppy seas and strong winds are hampering the rescue. Early reports that it was tilting have been denied.
Greek and Italian officials say 131 people have been rescued.
Most of those on board were Greek. Others came from Italy, Turkey, Albania, Germany and many other countries, including two Britons, officials said.

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