Greece: Fire breaks out on ferry with 288 people on board

The cause of the fire was not immediately known



Reuters file for illustrative purposes
Reuters file for illustrative purposes

By Reuters

Published: Fri 18 Feb 2022, 9:48 AM

A fire broke out on a ferry sailing from Greece to Italy on Friday with 288 people on board, the Greek coast guard said.

The Italian-flagged Euroferry Olympia was headed to the port of Brindisi and the fire, the causes of which were not immediately known, broke out near the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea.

The coast guard said 237 passengers and 51 crew members were on board, and three coast guard vessels were involved in the rescue operation.

There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

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