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2 more bodies found on Italian cruise ship

2012-01-15 17:56

Giglio - The Italian Coast Guard says its divers have found two more bodies aboard the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship.

The discovery of the bodies brings to five the number of known dead after the luxury ship ran aground with some 4 200 people aboard on Friday night.

The Coast Guard said on Sunday the bodies of the two elderly people were found in the submerged restaurant.

A helicopter earlier airlifted a third survivor from the capsised hulk of the ship.

Authorities are holding the captain for suspected manslaughter among other possible charges.