Large Italian cruise ship ran aground

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:11 EDT
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Italian cruise ship on its side. Screenshot via Youtube.
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In a shocking incident, emergency crews are searching for passengers of a cruise ship that ran aground Friday evening near an Italian island.

According to the BBC, the Costa Concordia ship was headed to the Mediterranean Sea when it smashed into rocks off the island coast of Giglio. The damage produced a gash about 160 feet wide.

Three people have been identified as dead, with 69 of the ship’s 3,200 passengers still unaccounted for as of this report.

WATCH: Video from Youtube, which was published on January 14, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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