Cruise ship evacuation 'amazing' says dancer

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Media captionRosalyn Rincon said she felt like she was on the Titanic

A dancer from Blackpool who was working on the Costa Concordia cruise ship has said it was "amazing" so many people were evacuated after it ran aground.

Rosalyn Rincon, 30, was helping in a magic act and was in a magician's box when the vessel ran aground off the coast of Italy on Friday.

Some 4,200 people were on board and at least 11 have died.

The ship's captain, Francisco Schettino, is under house arrest on suspicion of multiple manslaughter.

The ship is still lying on its side just off the Tuscan island of Giglio but there are fears it could slip into deeper water.

'Feel empty'

Twenty-one people are still missing and hopes to find any of them alive are fading.

Ms Rincon, who had been working on the ship for the past year, has returned home to Blackpool.

She said the crew had practised the evacuation procedure "all the time".

But when she was in the midst of the evacuation she felt like "this was the Titanic", she said.

She said given the amount of time staff had to get passengers off the vessel, "I think it was amazing that we got that amount of people off that ship safe and sound".

One of her colleagues remained unaccounted for and another has been confirmed dead, she said.

"I just feel... empty but happy to be alive," she said.

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