Saturday, January 14, 2012

Costa Concordia: COASTGUARD: 69 PEOPLE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR AFTER CRUISE SHIP COSTA CONCORDIA RAN AGROUND OFF THE COAST OF TUSCANY


Three people have died and at least 50 more are missing after a cruise ship carrying thousands of passengers, including 24 British holidaymakers, ran aground off Italy's coast.

One of the victims was a man aged in his 70s who reportedly died of a heart attack caused by the shock of the icy water when he dove in during the chaos.

A major rescue operation was launched last night after the Costa Concordia began sinking near the island of Giglio, off the Tuscan coast.

Five helicopters plucked people to safety after they became trapped on the ship when it listed so badly they could not launch lifeboats. Read More

UPDATE: COASTGUARD: 69 PEOPLE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR AFTER CRUISE SHIP COSTA CONCORDIA RAN AGROUND OFF THE COAST OF TUSCANY