Rescue Operations on Italy Ferry Fire is Trending

The evacuation of passengers on the ferry that caught fire off the coast of Greece is trending. The death toll has risen to seven, Italy's coastguard said on Monday.

The ferry was sailing from Patros in western Greece to Ancona in Italy carrying 478 passengers and more than 200 vehicles when a fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday.
More than 200 people were still trapped on a burning ferry between Italy and Albania on Monday morning, despite Italian, Greek and Albanian crews working in rough, freezing conditions through the night to rescue them. Ships and helicopters fought choppy seas and strong winds in the dark in a race against time to rescue passengers still left aboard the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic. The Italian coastguard said 251 of the 478 people on the ferry had been evacuated by early Monday.