At least three people were killed and about 40 were missing after a Carnival Corp. (CCL) cruise ship with 4,229 passengers and crew ran aground near the island of Giglio off the west coast of Italy.

The Costa Concordia hit rocks near the island late yesterday a few hours after sailing north from Rome, said Gianni Onorato, the general manager of Carnival’s Costa Crociere line. Captain Francesco Schettino, after assessing the damage, decided to secure the ship and gave the evacuation order, he said.

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