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Passenger found alive on ferry ablaze off Greece

CORFU, GREECE (AFP) – One of the passengers missing aboard the ferry ablaze off Greece was found alive yesterday, Greek coastguards told AFP.

The man was one of the 12 truck drivers who were missing following the blaze, the coastguards said.

Rescuers spotted the man on the sticken vessel’s stern as it was being towed to port.

“Tell me I’m alive,” the 21-year-old truck driver who said he was from Belarus, told rescuers, according to the Proto Thema news website.

Clad in tan shorts and a black T-shirt he climbed down a ladder into a rescue boat, according to images from the iefimerida news website.