Spain: Mediterranean ferry catches fire on way to Valencia, passengers evacuated on lifeboats

April 28, 2015 3:49 PM

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MADRID – Spain's development ministry says a ferry heading from the Mediterranean island city of Palma de Mallorca to the southern coastal city of Valencia is burning at sea, forcing passengers to abandon ship in lifeboats.

Spanish media say more than 100 people left the passenger and cargo ferry Tuesday afternoon after the fire broke out when the ship was about 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Palma de Mallorca.

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