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Hearing on Costa Concordia wreck

3 March 2012 Last updated at 10:45 GMT

Key information about the capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship has been handed over to a panel of experts during a pre-trial hearing in Italy.

The court-appointed experts will now spend months examining the evidence.

At least 30 people are believed to have died when the ship struck rocks off the Tuscan coast on 13 January.

Alan Johnston reports.