Ferry on fire between Jordan and Egypt

Hundreds of passengers have been evacuated from a ferry that caught fire in between Jordan and Egypt.

They said the fire had been mostly brought under control.

The ferry, carrying at least 1,200 people, caught fire about 15 nautical miles from the Jordanian port of Aqaba, Egyptian officials said.

It was headed to Nuweiba in Egypt and most of the passengers were said to be Egyptian migrant workers. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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