A woman is lifted from the deck of the Italian-flagged ferry
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Italy ferry fire: Passengers wait for rescue

Almost 300 people are awaiting rescue from an Italian ferry that caught fire north-west of Corfu.

Rescue operations are continuing despite massive waves and strong winds. The Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, said it would be a "long night".

Around 200 people have already been airlifted to safety - 478 in total were on board.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 29 Dec 2014
  • From the section Europe
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