Italian report: 2 survivors found on stricken ship

ROME (AP) - The Italian news agency ANSA is quoting rescuers as finding two survivors alive and in good condition in a cabin aboard a cruise liner that ran aground off Tuscany a day earlier.

ANSA said fire department rescuers found two Asians in a cabin inside the liner late Saturday night and were bringing out the survivors.

Fire officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment near the tiny island of Giglio, where the Costa Concordia went aground and turned on its side Friday night, leaving three people dead and forcing some 4,000 aboard to evacuate.

Meanwhile, Italian news reports have identified the three dead as two French passengers and a Peruvian crewman.

The ANSA news agency said Saturday that the bodies of the three men were in a morgue. It did not cite a source.

The bodies were recovered from the sea after the Costa Concordia ran aground off the tiny island of Giglio near the coast of Tuscany late Friday, tearing a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in its hull and sending in a rush of water.

Survivors who escaped the ship said they crawled along upended hallways trying to reach safety as plates and glasses crashed. Authorities say there are still 70 people of the 4,234 on board who are still unaccounted for amid the confusion.


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