Deadly fire on Norman Atlantic may have been started in olive oil lorry

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The car ferry Norman Atlantic that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea killing eight people and injuring dozens more was found to have serious safety flaws during an inspection just 10 days ago.

The Norman Atlantic was examined by the international maritime authority Paris MoU earlier this month and found to have faulty fire doors, too few life rafts and poor emergency lighting.

The vessel, which was operated by Greek shipping company Anek Lines, was also criticized for its plans for how to handle passengers in the event of an emergency – raising serious questions over whether the tragedy could have been prevented.

The news comes as Italian officials launch an investigation to establish whether the fire started in one of the many lorries transporting olive oil from Greece to Italy, or if the highly flammable cargo simply added fuel the flames and made the deadly blaze even more intense.

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