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One Indian missing from Italian ship disaster

There were 202 Indians on board the ill-fated Costa Concordia, of which 201 have been rescued.



Zeenews Bureau

Giglio: Over 48 hours after Italian cruise ship capsized, one Indian is reportedly among 14 people still missing on Monday.

There were 202 Indians on board the ill-fated ship, of which 201 have been rescued. Russell Rebello is still missing.

Rescue workers are still searching the half submerged hulk of a capsized Italian cruise ship. At least six people have been killed and over 60 injured when the ship ran aground and capsized off the Tuscan coast.

Three people, a South Korean honeymoon couple and a member of the ship`s crew, were rescued on Sunday and police divers also recovered the bodies of two elderly men, still wearing emergency life jackets.

A sixth body, that of an adult male passenger, was found just before dawn Monday, according to Italian television.

Nine passengers, one of them a young child according to Italian media, and five crew members were still unaccounted for from the disaster off Italy`s west coast.

The captain of the 114,500 tone Costa Concordia was arrested on Saturday, accused of manslaughter and abandoning his ship before all of the more than 4,200 passengers and crew had been evacuated.

Francesco Schettino`s employers, Costa Crociere, said in a statement on Sunday that he appeared to have made "serious errors of judgment" and had brought the ship too close to shore, where it struck a rock that tore a large hole in the hull.

The disaster occurred when the ship struck a rock as dinner was being served on Friday night, triggering scenes of panic that witnesses said were like the film "Titanic" with passengers jostling to get on lifeboats and some leaping into the icy sea.

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