Costa Allegra: A mother's story

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An Italian cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board is without power in the Indian Ocean following a fire. No one has been injured.

The Costa Allegra is adrift in the dark more than 200 miles southwest of the Seychelles, near Alphonse Island.

Tug boats are on their way to the liner but will not reach it until around 15:00 GMT on Tuesday.

Jayne Thomas spoke to the BBC about her daughter who is working on board the Allegra and her son, James who was on board the Costa Concordia, which capsized off the Italian coast in January, killing 32 people.

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