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Concordia captain 'disturbed and heartbroken', says lawyer

18 January 2012 Last updated at 17:07 GMT

Captain Francesco Schettino is under house arrest, accused of causing the Costa Concordia cruise ship to capsize off the Tuscan coast on Friday.

Speaking at a news conference, his lawyer Bruno Leporatti defended his client, saying he was affected by the loss of life.

"The captain is disturbed and heartbroken by what has happened," he said.