Passengers describe chaos aboard stricken ferry

(BARI, Italy) — Surviving passengers from the ferry Norman Atlantic described chaos after the ship caught fire Sunday morning, with some people reportedly trampling and hitting each other to be rescued, The Independent reported. A Greek survivor said there was no crew in sight to direct the passengers after they rushed out of their smoke-filled cabins. No fire alarms were reported to have been heard.

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By Professional Mariner Staff