A court hearing into those responsible for the Costa Concordia shipwreck has been postponed until October.
The preliminary hearing which will decide whether Costa Concordia's captain, Francesco Schettino and others should stand trial was due to take place in Italy on Saturday.
But the hearing into the disaster which killed 32 crew and passengers was adjourned until October 15 for an expert examination of the audio evidence from the black box recorder which was on board.
Schettino's lawyer said the audio evidence from the black box confirms his client's version of events. Schettino said in a TV interview that he was distracted by a telephone call just before the January 13 accident.
Prosecutors allege he sailed too close to an island in a publicity stunt.
Passengers described a confused and delayed evacuation
Monday, July 23, 2012
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