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Turkish citizens missing a fire on a ferry

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Consul General Türkiye of Athens, Mustafa Somuncu, said they are in contact with the Hellenic Coast Guard, hospitals, and Greek police to determine his fate.

Currently, several Coast Guard vessels and fireboats are engaged in rescue operations. (AA)

At least 11 Turkish citizens have been missing after a fire broke out on an Italian-flagged ferry in the Ionian Sea.

The pre-dawn fire broke out on Friday at the Italian-registered Euroferry Olympia, shortly after leaving the port of Igoumenitsa in northwestern Greece.

“We have contacted the Greek Coast Guard, hospitals and Greek police to determine his fate. I hope he is well,” said Mustafa Somunk, Consulate General of Athens, Turkey. increase.

Temporary passports will be issued to citizens who have lost their passports and all citizens will be transferred to Istanbul, Somuncu added.

According to the latest information from the Coast Guard, an additional 278 people were rescued and transferred to Corfu.

Currently, several Coast Guard vessels and fireboats are engaged in rescue operations.

With the Italian flag, Euroferry Olympia departed from Igoumenitsa, a port in the western part of Greece, and traveled for about nine hours to Brindisi, Italy.

An unexplained fire broke out near Corfu Island in the Ionian Sea.

read more: Greek ferry fire continues to search for missing persons

Source: AA

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