The Costa Concordia on its side
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Capsized Costa Concordia ship near island of Giglio

Three people are confirmed dead after a cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy.

The Costa Concordia hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the island of Giglio.

Passengers were eating dinner on board when they heard a loud bang.

Elizabeth Nanni of Isola del Giglio Tourist Information described ''desperate people looking for each other,'' and people suffering from hypothermia after jumping in the sea.

  • 14 Jan 2012
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