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KIN OF FERRY-FIRE VICTIMS OFFERED SETTLEMENT

A Norwegian insurance company has offered up to $277,000 compensation to each of the families of 158 people who died in a fire on the Scandinavian Star ferry.

The settlement to the families and to some 300 survivors exceeded the company's legal obligation. Espen Komnaes, the families' attorney, said he was happy with the agreement signed Thursday.The Assuranceforening Skuld insurance company set the condition that 90 percent of those eligible accept the offer by Sept. 1, according to the Norwegian news agency NTB.