Italian news reports have identified the three dead after a luxury cruise liner went aground off the coast of Italy as two French passengers and a Peruvian crewman.
The ANSA news agency said Saturday that the bodies of the three men were in a morgue. It did not cite a source.
The bodies were recovered from the sea after the Costa Concordia ran aground off the tiny island of Giglio near the coast of Tuscany late Friday, tearing a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in its hull and sending in a rush of water.
Survivors who escaped the ship said they crawled along upended hallways trying to reach safety as plates and glasses crashed. Authorities say there are still 70 people of the 4,234 on board who are still unaccounted for amid the confusion.