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Greek ferry rescue continues; 289 reach land

By Agencies in Bari, Italy ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-30 07:44:34

Italy opens criminal probe into fire on vessel at sea during a crossing to Italy

At least 289 people have been evacuated to safety from an Italian-flagged automobile ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, the Greek authorities said on Monday.

Nikolaos Lagadianos, spokesman for the Greek Coast Guard, said that more than 100 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania.

Greek ferry rescue continues; 289 reach land

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