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Ferry with 335 people on board on fire in Baltic Sea, Lithuania

A ferry carrying 335 people is on fire in the Baltic Sea after an explosion in the engine room, Lithuania's military said on Tuesday.

The ferry sent out a distress call at 10:45 GMT and the Lithuanian military has sent a helicopter to the ferry and has two more on standby if needed, a spokesman for the Lithuanian air force said.

The ferry was heading to the Lithuanian port town of Klaipeda from Kiel, Germany. No further details immediately available.

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