Names of 108 Russian citizens travelling on board the Costa Concordia liner were determined but the final number can increase as there was no information from one of the seven Russian travel operators that sold trips to this liner, spokeswoman for the Russian Tourism Industry Union Irina Tyurina said.
Italian Costa Concordia liner carrying more than 4,200 passengers on board hit a reef and ran aground off the coast of Isola del Giglio island. At least three people were killed and 40 were injured. At the moment 70 people went missing.
“We could connect six Russian travel operators from seven that sell trips to the liner. We have information about 108 Russian tourists. More than half of them were accommodated in Hilton Hotel (Rome airport). We continue to collect information about other Russians,” Tyurina added.
According to her there could be Russian speaking personnel on board that could have Russian citizenship.