Don't worry, go back to your cabins, it's just an electrical fault'

Dramatic footage of a Costa Concordia crew member telling passengers to 'Go back to your cabins' has emerged.

The plea came despite the luxury liner being fatally holed and underlines the chaotic situation in the moments after the ship struck rocks.

Holidaymakers wearing red life jackets can be seen milling on the deck of the Concordia in the mobile phone footage which was posted on Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera's website.

Emergence of the footage came as a cook from the ship said Captain Francesco Schettino had ordered dinner at 10.30pm - nearly an hour after the liner struck rocks at 9.41pm.

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