Franco Lannino / European Pressphoto Agency
Fire broke out today on an Italian ferry carrying more than 500 people from Naples, on the mainland, to Palermo, on the island of Sicily. Passengers were evacuated by lifeboat to another ferry and a coast guard vessel. Five passengers were taken to a hospital as a precaution, Associated Press reported. The fire is said to have broken out in the car hold, and smoke was reported to have permeated the ship.
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