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Confusion over number of missing ferry passengers

Greece and Italy are issuing widely different figures for how many passengers and crew are still not accounted for in the ferry fire that killed at least 11 people.

An Italian prosecutor has said up to 98 are unaccounted for while Greece puts that number at 18 and says Italy's list is full of duplications and misspellings. It's still not clear how many people were even aboard the Norman Atlantic ferry that caught fire on Sunday. Italy's Coast Guard says 477 people were rescued. Tugboat crews yesterday towed the vessel to an Italian port.

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