15 Jan '12, 1am

Honeymooning S.Korean couple rescued from Italy cruise ship which hit rocks and keeled over

Rescuers heard sounds on Sunday coming from inside the stricken Italian cruise liner, a spokesman said after the search for survivors went on all night. -- PHOTO: REUTERS GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AFP) - Rescuers heard sounds on Sunday coming from inside the stricken Italian cruise liner, a spokesman said after the search for survivors went on all night. 'We heard sounds but there was no contact by voice,' Luca Carli told AFP, saying the sounds were heard by rescuers around 0600 GMT (2pm Singapore time). A young South Korean couple on their honeymoon were discovered and rescued alive from a lower deck during the night, taking the number of people unaccounted for down to 39, local authorities said. Mr Carli said the sounds were heard from the vicinity of the liner's number three bridge.

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