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3 more bodies found in Concordia cruise wreck

3 years ago March 22, 2012 Mar 22, 2012 Thursday, March 22 2012 Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:35:19 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

GIGLIO, Italy- An Italian official says searchers have found three bodies in the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which struck a reef off an Italian island in January.

Thursday's development raises to 28 the number of bodies found. Four people remain missing and are presumed dead.

Franco Gabrielli, the Civil Protection agency head who is in charge of search and salvage operations, told reporters about the latest bodies during a visit to the Tuscan island of Giglio. Since the accident, the Concordia has been lying on its side, half submerged in the water near Giglio's port.

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