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A Carabinieri boat approaches the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia that ran aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Gregorio Borgia/AP/Press Association Images

Two detained over sinking of cruise ship off Italian coast

The captain of the Costa Concordia and one other crew member have been detained by police following this morning’s tragedy off the Italian coast.

THE CAPTAIN OF the Costa Concordia and one other crew member have been detained by police after a cruise ship ran aground off the Italian coast this morning, killing three people.

The two will be held by the authorities pending further investigations into the incident.

The ship was carrying more than 4,000 people, including about 1,000 crew.

The Department of Foreign Affairs told that it is providing consular assistance to two Irish people who were on the liner. Neither are injured, a spokesperson for the department said.

More as it happens…

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