Istanbul: Passengers and crew of a luxury cruise ship were evacuated after a huge fire engulfed the vessel of Turkey on Friday.

The ship carrying 100 people caught fire off Turkey's Aegean coast, as reported. The vessel was destroyed.

The blaze broke out in the galley section and quickly spread to other parts of the ship as it cruised near the coast of Sarimsakli, according to the news agency.

The flames were doused by rescue teams of the Turkish coast guard.


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