Final Passengers Rescued From Deadly Ferry Blaze
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|All passengers have been rescued from a deadly blaze on a car ferry off the coast of Greece, officials said Monday. Five people died as a result of the blaze and rescue operation. The ferry was carrying 478 passengers and crew and more than 200 vehicles when a fire broke out early on Sunday. Bad weather had dogged efforts to rescue passengers, some of whom bore signs of injuries and had to be stretchered off the ferry. According to the Italian Navy, only the commander and a handful of rescuers remained on the Norman Atlantic on Monday afternoon. The Italian-flagged ferry, chartered by Greek ferry operator Anek Lines, was sailing between Patros in western Greece to Ancona in Italy when it caught fire.
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