Cruise liner runs aground off Italy's coast

More than 4,000 people to safety after Costa Concordia hit an obstacle near the island of Giglio.

    At least three people have died after a luxury cruise ship ran aground off the Italian coast, in an accident which forced the coast guard to evacuate more than 4,000 people to safety.

    The 114,500-tonne Costa Concordia was on a trip around the Mediterranean when it "hit an obstacle" near the island of Giglio off the coast of Tuscany late on Friday, a coast guard official said.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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