Bad weather halts bid to tow Norman Atlantic ferry as 98 passengers still missing

January 1, 2015 1:03 PM

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Bad weather halts bid to tow Norman Atlantic ferry as 98 passengers still missing

STORMY weather in the Adriatic Sea thwarted efforts yesterday to tow a fire-ravaged ferry to Italy so authorities can investigate the blaze that killed at least 11 people and search the ship for more possible dead.

A total of 98 people were still unaccounted for after a pre-dawn fire raced through the Norman Atlantic ferry on Sunday, Bari prosecutor Giuseppe Volpe was quoted as saying by the ANSA news agency.

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