Saturday, January 14, 2012

Luxury cruise ship, Costa Concordia, capsizes off coast of Italy...

4,200 on board.

From UK Mail Online:
Sixty nine people are believed to be missing and three are dead after a packed cruise liner began capsizing off the Italian coast after running aground.
About 4,200 passengers and crew were on board the Costa Concordia which had left port at 7pm for a seven-day Mediterranean Cruise - but within two hours, it ran aground in the sea with a major electrical fault.
The 13 deck liner then began to take on water after hitting a rock creating a 160ft gash in the hull, near the island of Giglio, off the Tuscan coast - two weeks into the Titanic centenary year.
Following a large-scale evacuation of passengers and crew last night, Italian officials said 69 had not yet been accounted for, although they warned the passenger list might not be fully up-to-date. more pics and info

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