This is just horrible, and the pictures are terrifying.
A cruise ship has run aground off the coast of Italy, carrying around 4,000 people. Most people reached land by lifeboats but some swam to shore. At least 50 people haven't been accounted for, and 3 people have been confirmed to have died, 14 people were injured.
Some passengers even said the crew had failed to give instructions on how to evacuate the ship. An evacuation drill was scheduled for Saturday afternoon!
"It was so unorganised, our evacuation drill was scheduled for 17:00 (16:00 GMT). We had joked what if something had happened today."
So, because of that, there was a huge panic. Nobody knew what to do, the elderly were terrified, people were climbing over each other. Some people even jumped into the sea to swim ashore, and they got hypothermia because of it.
Such a terrible thing to happen.
Our question is this: Don't ships with today's technology know how close they are to things?
Not only that, but why don't they do the evacuation drill as the FIRST THING when people finish boarding the ship??
Our hearts go out to those who lost their lives, and we hope those who survived the ordeal can cope with what happened!
[Image via AP Images.]