Costa Cruises Accident
A cruise ship that ran aground is seen off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 14, 2012. At least three people were killed and rescuers were looking for other victims on Saturday after Costa Concordia, a large Italian cruise ship, carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground overnight, took on water and tipped over. Reuters

An amateur video shot by a passenger aboard the ill-fated cruise ship Costa Concordia that ran aground a bit west of the Italian mainland on Friday night shows the shocked passengers escaping from the vessel.

The raw video on YouTube was shot from the sinking ship after the disaster and shows the rescue operations.

The voice of scared passengers can be heard in the background as they wait for the rescuers.

The luxury ship had around 4,200 people (3,000 of them passengers) onboard at the time of the accident. Most of the passengers were evacuated by the rescue teams in lifeboats and helicopters while many swam to the shore. Three people were confirmed dead while around 40 were missing.

The divers located a South Korean couple from a cabin two decks down and another person, a crew of the ship, Sunday morning. Divers were continuing their search for the missing people, according to a CNN report.

The wreck happened near Gigilo Island off west coast of Italy.

Investigating officers were yet figure out the exact reasons for the mishap while Francesco Schettino, the captain of the ship, and Ciro Ambrosio, the ship's first officer, were arrested.

Watch the raw video of the sinking the ship: