Victims' lawyers want answers on Italian shipwreck

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Posted: Sep 24, 2013 6:48 AM
Victims' lawyers want answers on Italian shipwreck

GROSSETO, Italy (AP) — The trial in Italy of the captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia is yielding an unusual alliance of sorts.

Both the lawyers for Francesco Schettino and those representing the victims say he is not the only one responsible, and many things went wrong that might have contributed to the death toll when the cruise liner crashed into a reef off a Tuscan island in 2012.

On Tuesday both sets of lawyers pressed court-appointed experts about emergency pumps not working after the collision.

Thirty-two people died and many others were injured or left traumatized. Schettino is charged with manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning ship.

He told The Associated Press: "I want the truth to emerge."