22 Jan '12, 12am

UK journalist booked #CostaConcordia cruise after disaster. They may planning diving tourism :)) funny isn't it

A British journalist managed to book a cruise on the Costa Concordia two days after the liner ran aground off Italy leaving up to 32 people feared dead, he told the BBC on Saturday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (AFP) - A British journalist managed to book a cruise on the Costa Concordia two days after the liner ran aground off Italy leaving up to 32 people feared dead, he told the BBC on Saturday. Mr Simon Calder, travel editor with The Independent newspaper, said he made an online booking for a package holiday on the Costa Concordia last Sunday for 882.70 pounds (S$1,747). He was swiftly posted out travel documents and given his own cabin number on the ship, which remains half-submerged on its side as divers search the wreckage for those still missing. So far, 12 people have been confirmed dead in the tragedy, while 21 people are missing. More than 4,200 people were on board ...

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