70 missing from Italy cruise ship accident

2012-01-14 15:17

Rome - About 70 people are missing from an Italian cruise ship which ran aground overnight, but could be safe on the island of Giglio, near the scene of the accident, an official said on Saturday.

Giuseppe Linardi said on the basis of information supplied by the operators of the Costa Concordia, there were 4 234 passengers and crew on board.

"We have found 4 165, which is a difference of about 70 people," Giuseppe Linardi said.

He said a door-to-door search was under way on Giglio.

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