16 Jan '12, 3am

Honeymooning S.Korean couple tell of their 30-hour nightmare in sinking ship

SEOU (AFP) - A South Korean honeymoon couple have described their 30-hour nightmare trapped in a wrecked Italian cruise ship, saying they screamed for help for hours after waking up too late to evacuate the vessel. The couple were rescued on Sunday morning after being stranded in the half-submerged ship, where a search for people still missing out of more than 4,200 originally on board was underway. Five people have been confirmed dead and more than a dozen are still missing after the Costa Concordia hit rocks off Italy's west coast on the evening of Friday the 13th. Prosecutors have arrested the captain and first officer for alleged mishandling of the incident and neglect of duty. Mr Han Ki Deok and his wife Ms Jeong Hye Jin, both 29-year-old schoolteachers, said in an interview with South Korea's Yonhap news agency published on Monday that they had been sleeping after di...

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