4 bodies recovered in blaze-hit Italy ferry disaster

2014-12-29 14:46


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Athens - Four bodies have been recovered from icy seas during an operation to rescue hundreds of passengers stuck on a blaze-hit car ferry crossing from Greece to Italy, a Greek minister said on Monday.

"The Italian authorities have confirmed that four bodies have been recovered," Maritime Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis told reporters. At least one passenger - a Greek national - was previously confirmed to have died as a result of the disaster.

Overall, 391 people have been rescued from the ferry that was carrying 478 passengers and crew, Varvitsiotis said.

Read more on:    italy  |  greece  |  maritime accidents

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