1 dead, nearly 200 trapped on burning ferry

December 29, 2014 7:53 AM

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1 dead, nearly 200 trapped on burning ferry

BARI, Italy (AP) — A cargo ship with 49 people evacuated from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea arrived in the Italian port of Bari on Monday, the first big group to reach land. Nearly 200 more people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania.

One person was killed in the risky rescue operation and two others were injured as Italian and Greek navy and coast guard ships and helicopters plucked passengers off the stricken vessel and brought them to safety aboard the 10 or so mercantile ships nearby.

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