Search thinkSPAIN.com for  in 
spain jobs
backprinttell a friend

Spanish pensioner's body found after Italian shipwreck
By:
thinkSPAIN , Sunday, January 15, 2012

A 68-YEAR-OLD Spaniard is said to be among the five dead after the Costa Concordia cruise-liner sank off the coast of Giglio island in Italy on Friday evening.

Guillermo Gual, from Palma de Mallorca, is said to have been mentally-handicapped.

He was travelling with nine other family members, including his niece María Rosa and nephew Jaume.

It was María Rosa's boyfriend, Vicente Salvador, 20, a student from Palma, who reported Guillermo as missing.

He was wearing a plaque with the name and contact number of his brother, Jaume's father.

Emergency services say the deceased's body was found alongside that of 85-year-old Italian national, Giovanni Masia, bringing the death toll up to five after a Peruvian crew-member and two French tourists were discovered dead following the accident.

A further three people have been found alive since last night.

Passengers on board the ship say the crew-members 'did not know how to get the life-boats out' and 'had no idea how to put life-jackets on'.

This meant many passengers had to literally throw themselves into the sea and attempt to swim to safety.

Many of the Spanish survivors of the accident have now returned home after a charter flight was sent out from Rome.

The causes of the ship running aground – which led to water entering the boat over a period of at least 20 minutes – are not yet known, but the captain has been arrested.

 
Print Share Article RSS News Feed
print tell a friend stumble it!  delicious  digg it!  facebook   rss feed View feed | Add to my RSS reader rss feed

Latest Balearic Islands News
Ibiza government gets stricter with 'party boats'
Leisure/Entertainment - (18/4/2014)
Tourist, 23, dies in Magalluf hotel balcony fall
Crime/Incidents - (17/4/2014)
Swedish cyclist, 69, killed in Mallorca road crash
Crime/Incidents - (13/4/2014)
 
Latest Crime/Incidents articles
Easter parade stampede caused by café fire leaves 22 injured
Andalucia  - (18/4/2014)
Two dead and three missing as fishing boat capsizes
Asturias  - (18/4/2014)
Tourist, 23, dies in Magalluf hotel balcony fall
Balearic Islands  - (17/4/2014)
 
  back
Follow thinkSPAIN on
Facebook Twitter
 
 
Spanish news archive Costa Blanca news Costa del Sol news Alicante news Castellon Valencia news Barcelona news Catalonia Costa Brava news Madrid news Tenerife news Canary Islands Malaga news Marbella news Andalucia news Sevilla news Costa Almeria news Murcia news Costa Calida Aragon news Asturias news Balearic news Mallorca Menorca news Ibiza Basque news Bilbao Cantabria news Castilla La Mancha news Castilla Leon news Extremadura news Galicia news La Rioja news Navarra news Spanish Travel Tourism news Spanish Property Spain directory services Spanish A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Jobs in Spain Postcodes Spanish weather Spain History Spanish Culture Flamenco dancers Sevillanas Bullfighting bullfight bull fighting matador bullfighter Spanish Education Spain Schools Facts about Spain Clubs in Spain mortgages Spanish bank Spain banking Spanish banks Spain inheritance Spanish wills Spanish healthcare in Spain Working in Spain work Spanish employment Driving Spain cars Spanish car Spain Tax & Spanish Residency Property in Spain for Sale Spanish property to rent Spain holiday lets Spain news Spanish Properties SpainSave costa blanca 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 costa del sol 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 local news/info Spanish estate agents Off Plan property Spain | costa blanca property sales properties for sale real estate costa blanca villas | costa del sol property sales properties for sale real estate costa del sol villas | costa de la luz property sales properties for sale real estate costa de la luz villas | costa brava property sales properties for sale real estate costa brava villas | costa almeria property sales properties for sale real estate costa almeria villas | costa calida property sales properties for sale real estate costa calida villas | costa valencia property sales properties for sale real estate costa valencia villas | costa azahar property sales properties for sale real estate costa azahar villas | costa dorada property sales properties for sale real estate costa dorada villas | costa garraf property sales properties for sale real estate costa garraf villas | costa maresme property sales properties for sale real estate costa maresme villas | costa vasca property sales properties for sale real estate costa vasca villas | costa verde property sales properties for sale real estate costa verde villas | costa da morte property sales properties for sale real estate costa da morte villas
 
© 2003-2014 Think Web Content, S.L. - All rights reserved