Costa Concordia: Police video shows inside wrecked ship

Italian police have released this footage showing the underwater interior of the Costa Concordia

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Italian police have released footage showing inside the wrecked cruise ship, Costa Concordia, weeks ahead of an operation to remove the vessel.

The Concordia struck a reef off the island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people.

Engineers wrenched the ship upright in September 2013, and have been attaching huge tanks to its sides so it can be towed away in the coming weeks.

The ship is to be taken apart in its home port, Genoa.

Costa Concordia The wreckage of the Costa Concordia has been lying on its side, partially submerged
Police diver A police diver is filmed as he enters the stricken ship
Underwater image of Costa Concordia A desk and wall coverings can be seen intact in the interior of the ship
Underwater image of Costa Concordia Light streams into a wrecked seating area, with damaged walls in the background
Underwater image of Costa Concordia The diver surfaces inside the wreckage to reveal part of the ship that is above water

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