Tuesday 21 January 2020

Divers find five more bodies in shipwreck

Search crews in Italy have found five more bodies in the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which struck a reef off an Italian island in January.

The development yesterday raises to 30 the number of bodies found.

Two people remain missing and are presumed dead.

The Italian Civil Protection agency which is coordinating search operations said that the bodies were all found in spaces between the hull and the seabed off the Tuscan island of Giglio.

Since the January 13 ship's capsizing, the Concordia has been lying on its side, half submerged in water near Giglio's port.

It is not yet clear when the bodies will be removed.

Irish Independent

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