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Airlift under way for hundreds trapped on burning ferry off Greece

Dec 28, 2014    

ATHENS (Reuters) - Italian and Greek helicopter crews prepared to work through the night to airlift passengers in pairs off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships throughout Sunday.Helicopters were plucking passengers off the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic and transferring them to a nearby vessel, after a dramatic day that began when a fire broke out on its lower deck in the early hours.A Greek government official said one man had died but there were no other confirmed reports of casualties among almost 500 pas...

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