Singer relives Costa Concordia terror

Amelia Leon was onboard the luxury Italian liner visiting her then boyfriend when it ran aground at Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, killing 32 passengers. Amelia Leon still has flashbacks of the terrifying moment her ship – the doomed Costa Concordia – began to sink.

It was to change the course of the young Birmingham singer’s life as she vowed never to return to sea.

But her ordeal has not stopped her singing career. Because the 24-year-old, who grew up in Selly Oak, is set to star on a Birmingham stage next Saturday.

“If someone starts talking about a boat or if I see pictures – the memories come back,” Amelia said.

Singer relives Costa Concordia terror Birmingham Mail

Diver Killed While Working on Costa Concordia in Italy

A diver died Saturday while working on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia, apparently gashing his leg on an underwater metal sheet while preparing the wreck for removal, officials and news reports said.

Italy’s civil protection agency, which is overseeing the removal of the Concordia from Tuscany’s coast, said the diver hailed from Spain.

Diver Killed While Working on Costa Concordia in Italy Claims Journal