10 killed, 478 Rescued As Vessel Catches Fire Off Greece Coast

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ITALY –

 

Ten people have died so far in a blaze that left an Italian ferry carrying 478 passengers and crew stricken off Greece’s Adriatic coast on Sunday.

Authorities said nine bodies were recovered from the water on Monday, a day after the body of a 62-year-old Greek man was pulled from the heaving sea.

More than 400 people from the car ferry were evacuated from the car ferry in a 36-hour operation on Monday.

According to manifest, more than 200 vehicles were also being transported the ferry.

Many of those rescued said the fire triggered panic which the crew appeared ill-prepared to deal with.

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