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Italy cruise ship: Large gash visible on vessel's side

14 January 2012 Last updated at 16:25 GMT

Cruise liner Costa Concordia, carrying more than 4,200 people, hit rocks and capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Friday.

A large gash, possibly as long as 50m, could be seen in the hull of the luxury ship.

Adam Parsons reports.