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Two years to the day, Costa Concordia victims are remembered

Two years to the day, Costa Concordia victims are remembered

Costa Concordia survivors, relatives and friends remembered the 32 people who died after the ship grounded off Giglio Island two years ago today.

A moment of silence was observed at the site of Capt. Francesco Schettino's criminal trial in Grosseto. As expected, the legal proceeding was immediately adjourned due to a nationwide lawyers' strike.

Italian news service ANSA said Schettino, who is battling charges of manslaughter, shipwreck and abandoning ship, was not present but expressed his 'profound grief' and 'indelible sorrow.'

The commemoration on Giglio included a morning Mass, a solemn afternoon concert and a candelight procession to the waterfront. Bells and sirens were sounded at 9:45 p.m., the moment Costa Concordia hit the rocks on Jan. 13, 2012.

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