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Second body recovered from Euroferry; 9 truck drivers still missing (videos)

Rescuers operating on the Euroferry Olympia discovered one more charred body late on Wednesday afternoon. It is the second dead passenger found on the ship, while another 9 truck drivers, are still missing, among them two Greeks.

According to media information, the body was detected in an embryonic position next to a truck. It has burns all over.

There are reportedly no evidence hinting to the identity of the man.

The body is being transferred to the morgue in the city of Mesogloghi. Also relatives of missing persons are taken there in order to make identification possible.


It is recalled that rescuers discovered the body of a truck driver on Sunday. The man, a Greek, was identified by his son.

Several surviving truck drivers said colleagues of them slept in their vehicles in the cars deck, when also the fire started, complaining about the hygiene conditions in the cabins. At the same time, survivors complained that the trucks were very closely parked to each other in the ferry garages.

Relatives of the other two Greek and several Bulgarian truck drivers have been closely following the operation by firefighters and rescuers since Friday. They were initially on the island of Corfu and moved to Astakos, on the coast of western mainland, where the ferry was towed and moored on Wednesday.

Video from inside the ferry, released by the Greek Fire Service on Feb 21.

Search for missing passengers resumed by the EMAK units of the Fire Service Wednesday afternoon after the ship moored to the port of Astakos.

The operation takes place under extremely difficult conditions as high temperatures and toxic fumes prevail on board of Euroferry Olympia where a fire broke out as it was sailing from Igoumenitsa, western Greece, to Brindisi in Italy.

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