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Family blighted by both cruise ship incidents await news

Rebecca Thomas is on the Costa Allegra Photo: PA

Just last month Jayne and Mark Thomas went through the agony of not knowing whether their son had survived the Costa Concordiadisaster.

Now they're going through it all over again. Their daughter Rebeccais on the stricken Costa Allegra, which is being towed towards the Seychellesafter a fire onboard.

Like her brother James, Rebecca been working as a danceron cruise ships.

Jayne and Mark haven't heard from their daughter since before the fire. She hasn't responded to emails and text messages, and there is no mobile phone signal on the ship.

"We just can't believe it's happening again", Jayne told Daybreak.

"James is struggling a bit at the moment. He was starting to pick up after his experience, but this has set him back again."

Jayne and Mark haven't spoken to Costa but the company says everyone on board the Allegra is safe.

The ship is expected to reach the Seychelles this evening.

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