The Fifth Estate | Season 37, Episode 18 | Aug 4, 2012 | 45:13

The Wreck of the Costa Concordia

A minute-by-minute reconstruction of the Italian cruise ship disaster, with first-hand accounts from the survivors and the rescuers, along with the stories of those who perished.

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