Italian ferry evacuated in Greek waters as fire takes hold  

December 28, 2014 8:40 AM

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ATHENS: A rescue operation is under way in high winds in Greek waters for an Italian ferry carrying 466 people that has caught fire, Greek officials said early Sunday.

Vessels close to the stricken "Norman Atlantic", located 33 nautical miles off the small Greek island of Othonoi, were rushing to give assistance after picking up its distress signal, the Greek coast guard said.

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