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Survivors mark second anniversary of Costa Concordia disaster

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Survivors mark second anniversary of Costa Concordia disaster

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Bells and horns rang out on the Italian Island of Giglio on Monday evening to mark the exact moment when the Costa Concordia sank two years ago.

Survivors and relatives of the ship’s victims had gathered to commemorate the disaster with a candle-lit procession.

In all, 32 people died in the tragedy when the cruise liner hit rocks off the Tuscan coast and capsized.

The Concordia’s captain Francesco Schettino is still on trial accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.

Earlier during the day survivors marked the two year anniversary by laying a wreath into the sea next to the wrecked vessel.

Recently hauled upright in a special salvage operation, the Concordia is due to be towed away later this year.