At least 10 dead, all remaining passengers rescued from the Greek burning ferry
All passengers have been evacuated from Norman Atlantic ferry that remains adrift in the Adriatic Sea between the coasts of Italy and Albania, while ten bodies have been removed so far. AFP quoting Italian authorities informed that at least ten dead were reported, while 427 persons have been rescued. One Greek man died after becoming trapped in a lifeboat chute, while six other bodies were recovered Monday. Their identities and cause of death were unclear. Several passengers also suffered injuries and were being treated at nearby hospitals.
Only the vessel’s captain and four Italian sailors remain on board to assist in the operation, Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said, as quoted by Foxnews.
A first cargo ship with 49 people evacuated from the Norman Atlantic arrived in the Italian port of Bari on Monday. The Italian Navy said the man who died and his injured wife were transported by helicopter to the southern Italian city of Brindisi. The Greek Coast Guard said the pair — both Greek passengers — were found in a lifeboat rescue chute.