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Baltic Sea: Ferry Carrying 335 On Fire


A ferry carrying 335 people is on fire in the Baltic Sea.

A statement by the Lithuania military said Tuesday that the fire started after an explosion occurred in the ferry’s engine room.

The ferry sent out a distress call at 1045 GMT. In response, the Lithuanian military sent a helicopter to the ferry, with two more on standby if needed, according to a spokesman for the Lithuanian air force.

The ferry was heading to the Lithuanian port town of Klaipeda from Kiel, Germany, Reuters reported.

No further details was immediately available.