Most rescued after Italy ship disaster

Rescue operations continue as searchers check to see if anyone else remains on board the overturned cruise liner.

    Most of those aboard the Costa Concordia made it out on the ship's lifeboats, and were ferried to safety.

    The luxury cruise liner ran aground off Italy's Tuscany coast late on Friday. At least three people were killed in the accident that affected some 4,000 people who were on board.

    Many passengers who could not access the lifeboats plunged off the side of the ship and swam to safety, but some people are still unaccounted for.

    Rescue operations are continuing, as searchers check to see if anyone else remains on the overturned vessel.

    Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports from Porto Santo Stefano in Italy.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?