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Italian coast guard lifts Greek ferry fire death toll to 7

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In this photo taken from a nearby ship, vessels try to extinguish the fire at the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic after it caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force w In this photo taken from a nearby ship, vessels try to extinguish the fire at the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic after it caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force w

BARI, Italy (AP) — Hundreds of people were evacuated and two more bodies recovered Monday from theGreek ferry fire, bringing the total death toll to seven, the Italian coast guard said.

There was no immediate word on where the two bodies were recovered.

Earlier, authorities found four bodies in the water and the body of one Greek man was recovered Sunday from a lifeboat chute.

Authorities said the evacuation of hundreds of passengers and staff was been completed early Monday afternoon. The captain was the last to leave the ferry, the coast guard said.

The navy said the latest numbers indicate 414 people have been rescued from the ferry.

The ferry company had originally said there were 478 passengers and crew on board the ferry. Officials couldn't immediately explain the discrepancy between the numbers.

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