As ferry death toll rises, prosecutors start investigation; Appeals court reinstates U.S. case against Bollinger

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As ferry death toll rises, prosecutors start investigation

December 29, 2014—News agency ANSA reports Italian Premier Matteo Renzi as saying that the death toll in the Norman Atlantic ferry disaster has risen to five. Subsequently, the Italian Coast Guard said two more bodies had been found aboard the ship, bringing the total to seven. A fire broke out on a car deck before dawn Sunday as the Italian-flagged RoPax, owned by Vizemar di Navigazione, headed for Ancona, Italy, from Patras, Greece.

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