3 More Bodies Found on Cruise Ship

28 bodies have now been found aboard Costa Concordia
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 22, 2012 11:50 AM CDT
3 More Bodies Found on Cruise Ship
In this undated underwater photo released by Carabinieri (Italian paramilitary police) Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 a Carabinieri scuba diver swims next to the Costa Concordia cruise ship's bell.   (Anonymous)

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. Today'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. (Read more Costa Concordia stories.)

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