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Hundreds stranded aboard burning ferry off Greece
Hundreds stranded aboard burning ferry off Greece

Pleading for help, nearly 500 passengers and crew members aboard a  flaming ferry remained stranded between Greece and Italy as a massive yet ill-fated rescue operation, challenged by foul weather, left the vessel adrift without propulsion. on Sunday. The Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic sent its first distress signal some 40 nautical miles northwest of the island of Corfu when a fire broke out in the garage, sparking the first of a rash of explosions that quickly engulfed the vessels in flames. Eight other ships have sped to the site but gale-force winds, heavy hail and low visibility have hampered the rescue operation, joined by neighbouring Italy and Albania. “The...

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