Rescuers Struggle to Save People From Burning Ferry in Adriatic Sea

December 29, 2014 6:44 AM

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Rescue helicopters continued to pluck passengers off a burning Italian ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea on Monday after the craft burst into flames more than 24 hours previously.

At least 251 passengers were safely removed from the Norman Atlantic ferry as of Monday morning, but another 227 are still onboard according to CNN. One person was killed after he fell or jumped overboard. Another two people have been injured.

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