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Search continues for Italy cruise survivors

Touching down on the Costa Concordia. Italian firefighters land on the side of the stricken cruise ship, which flipped over off the coast of Italy more than a week ago. They are searching for 21 people who went missing in the disaster, which has left at least 11 dead. The vessel is lying almost completely on its side, forcing rescuers to repel down to the passenger cabins, say coast guard officials. (SOUNDBITE)(Italian) COAST GUARD SPOKESMAN, FILIPPO MARINI "We still hope that there is someone alive and maybe someone already returned home and didn't show up. We will continue the search until we are absolutely sure there is nobody left inside." The Costa Concordia ran aground eight days ago off the coast of Tuscany after its captain reportedly steered it too close to a reef. Rescuers on Saturday used explosives to gain access to the interior of the ship, which is resting precariously on a rocky shelf. (SOUNDBITE)(Italian) COAST GUARD SPOKESMAN, FILIPPO MARINI "This is a very complicated operation and everyone is involved with the maximum commitment. We hope to finish this operation very soon and then we will see if there is still anyone inside." They're also using underwater cameras to search for signs of life. Italian officials are also now worried the vessel may start leaking fuel into the pristine waters off the Tuscan coast. Andrew Raven, Reuters

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