Helicopter winching up a rescue worker on the Costa Concordia
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Cruise ship rescue effort temporarily suspended

The search for survivors of a cruise ship which capsized off the coast of Italy has been temporarily suspended after the boat slipped in rough weather.

Six people were killed and about 15 remain missing after the hull of the Costa Concordia was torn open by rocks late on Friday off the Tuscan coast.

The BBC's Alan Johnston reports from the island of Giglio.

  • 16 Jan 2012
  • From the section Europe
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