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Three dead after ship hits control tower in Italy

A container ship smashed into a control tower at a port in Genoa, Italy, leaving at least three people dead and several missing

Three dead after ship hits control tower in Italy
Rescue workers inspect the scene near a damaged control tower (C) in the port of Genoa early on May 8, 2013, after a container ship smashed into the tower leaving at least three people dead and several missing in a night-time accident. The accident, which took place at around half past midnight (2230 GMT, May 7), spooked Italians still reeling from the Costa Concordia night-time shipwreck off Giglio island in January 2012 which left 32 people dead. (AFP/Getty Images)
Three dead after ship hits control tower in Italy
Rescue workers inspect the scene near a damaged control tower (C) in the port of Genoa early on May 8, 2013, after a container ship smashed into the tower leaving at least three people dead and several missing in a night-time accident. The accident, which took place at around half past midnight (2230 GMT, May 7), spooked Italians still reeling from the Costa Concordia night-time shipwreck off Giglio island in January 2012 which left 32 people dead. (AFP/Getty Images)
Three dead after ship hits control tower in Italy
A general view shows part of a damaged container ship (L) in the port of Genoa early on May 8, 2013, after it smashed into a control tower leaving at least three people dead and several missing in a night-time accident. The accident, which took place at around half past midnight (2230 GMT, May 7), spooked Italians still reeling from the Costa Concordia night-time shipwreck off Giglio island in January 2012 which left 32 people dead. (AFP/Getty Images)
Three dead after ship hits control tower in Italy
Rescue workers walk in front of a damaged control tower (R) in the port of Genoa early on May 8, 2013, after a container ship smashed into the tower leaving at least three people dead and several missing in a night-time accident. The accident, which took place at around half past midnight (2230 GMT, May 7), spooked Italians still reeling from the Costa Concordia night-time shipwreck off Giglio island in January 2012 which left 32 people dead. (AFP/Getty Images)
Three dead after ship hits control tower in Italy
Rescue workers inspect the scene near a damaged control tower (C) in the port of Genoa early on May 8, 2013, after a container ship smashed into the tower leaving at least three people dead and several missing in a night-time accident. The accident, which took place at around half past midnight (2230 GMT, May 7), spooked Italians still reeling from the Costa Concordia night-time shipwreck off Giglio island in January 2012 which left 32 people dead. (AFP/Getty Images)
Three dead after ship hits control tower in Italy
Rescue workers inspect the scene near a damaged control tower in the port of Genoa early on May 8, 2013, after a container ship smashed into the tower leaving at least three people dead and several missing in a night-time accident. The accident, which took place at around half past midnight (2230 GMT, May 7), spooked Italians still reeling from the Costa Concordia night-time shipwreck off Giglio island in January 2012 which left 32 people dead. (AFP/Getty Images)
Three dead after ship hits control tower in Italy
Members of the coast guard patrol the port of Genoa early on May 8, 2013, after a container ship smashed into a control tower leaving at least three people dead and several missing in a night-time accident. The accident, which took place at around half past midnight (2230 GMT, May 7), spooked Italians still reeling from the Costa Concordia night-time shipwreck off Giglio island in January 2012 which left 32 people dead. (AFP/Getty Images)
Three dead after ship hits control tower in Italy
Rescue workers inspect the scene near a damaged control tower (R) in the port of Genoa early on May 8, 2013, after a container ship smashed into the tower leaving at least three people dead and several missing in a night-time accident. The accident, which took place at around half past midnight (2230 GMT, May 7), spooked Italians still reeling from the Costa Concordia night-time shipwreck off Giglio island in January 2012 which left 32 people dead. (AFP/Getty Images)