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Costa Concordia: Captain Schettino's trial adjourned

9 July 2013 Last updated at 19:54 BST

The trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground off Italy last year, has has opened and been adjourned until next week..

Capt Francesco Schettino, 52, faces charges of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship.

Thirty-two people died when the ship hit rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio in January 2012 and then tipped onto its side.

More than 4000 passengers and crew were onboard at the time and eighteen months later, the Concordia still remains there, partly submerged.

Christian Fraser reports.

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