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Italy ship captain arrested on suspicion of manslaughter
January 14, 2012 / 7:30 PM / 6 years ago

Italy ship captain arrested on suspicion of manslaughter

PORTO SANTO STEFANO, Italy (Reuters) - The captain of the Italian cruise liner that ran aground off Italy was arrested on suspicion of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship, police said Saturday.

Police said the captain, Francesco Schettino, was taken to a jail in the provincial capital Grosseto to await questioning by a magistrate.

Reporting By Gavin Jones, Writing by Philip Pullella; Editing by Myra MacDonald

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