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Couple rescued from capsized Italian cruise liner

Couple rescued from capsized Italian cruise liner
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A couple have been brought ashore after being found alive on a stricken Italian cruise ship.

The Costa Concordia hit rocks off the west coast of Italy, with more than 4,000 people onboard.

The man and woman were rescued early on Sunday, more than 24 hours after disaster struck. They were found after search teams picked up their voices.

The couple are believed to be from South Korea and were reportedly on their honeymoon.

This, one of Italy’s worst-ever shipping disasters, has left at least three people dead and 70 injured. A further 40 people are still unaccounted for.

Most of those onboard got to safety in lifeboats, some jumped into the cold water to escape the listing liner. Survivors have compared what happened to the Titanic disaster.

Police say the captain has been arrested on suspicion of multiple manslaughter. He has been taken to a prison, where he is awaiting questioning.