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All fuel is drained from stricken 'Concordia'


Authorities say they have removed all the fuel that was left aboard the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off Italy.

The process of transferring more than 2,000 tons of fuel and sewage was completed yesterday, thus laying to rest fears that any fuel leaking from the ship would pollute the waters off the Tuscan island of Giglio, where the ship rammed a reef on 13 January. Thirty people died in the accident and frantic evacuation of the Concordia, and two more are still missing, presumed dead.