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Cruise survivors describe crash chaos

(TELEGRAPH) — Survivors of the Italian cruise ship disaster recount the fear and confusion that swept the ship as they fled the sinking Costa Concordia.

Italian rescue workers were searching for nearly 40 people still missing early on Sunday more than a day after cruise ship Costa Concordia with more than 4,000 people on board capsized off Italy’s west coast, killing at least three people and injuring 70.

The captain of the luxury 114,500-tonne ship was being held in jail accused of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship, Italian police said.

Passengers, some saying it felt like a rerun of the Titanic disaster, told of people leaping into the sea and fighting over life jackets in panic when the ship hit a rock and ran aground near the island of Giglio, late on Friday.