UN calls for probe into cruise ship disaster

Koji Sekimizu

A thorough investigation into how a cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy needs to be carried out, according to a senior United Nations official.

Six people reportedly died and at least 16 are missing after the hull of the cruise ship was torn open.

A total of 4,200 passengers and crew were on board the vessel, according to media reports.

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Koji Sekimizu said it may be necessary to re-examine the regulations on the safety of large passenger ships depending on the findings of the investigation.

The IMO, based in London, is a UN agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping.

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