Rescuers search what is left of the control tower of the port of Genoa
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Seven deaths as ship hits control tower in Genoa, Italy

At least seven people have died and two are missing after a container ship crashed into a control tower in the Italian port of Genoa, officials say.

The Jolly Nero smashed into the 50m (164ft) concrete and glass tower late at night, reducing it to rubble.

Rescue workers have been searching in the rubble for survivors while divers scoured the water around the dock.

Alan Johnston reports from Rome.

  • 08 May 2013
  • From the section Europe
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