smoke billows from the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic after it caught fire in the Adriatic Sea
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Ferry passenger: 'People are having trouble breathing'

One of the passengers on board the Norman Atlantic ferry has described the scene to a Greek television station.

Giorgos Stiliaras said they were having trouble breathing because of the smoke and they were cold and shivering.

A rescue operation is under way in Greek waters after a ferry carrying almost 500 passengers and crew caught fire while sailing to Italy

One person is confirmed to have died.

  • 28 Dec 2014
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