Costa Concordia gives up last victim

2014-11-03 16:33
Engineers gingerly wrestled the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia off the Italian reef where the cruise ship has been stuck since January 2012. (Andrew Medichini, AP)

Engineers gingerly wrestled the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia off the Italian reef where the cruise ship has been stuck since January 2012. (Andrew Medichini, AP)

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Rome - The remains of Russel Rebello, the last missing victim of the Costa Concordia shipwreck, have been found during dismantling operations, reports said Monday.

Thirty-two of the 4 229 people who were on board died in the 13 January 2012 accident.

Separately, a diver died while inspecting the Concordia in February, when it was still laying half-capsized near Giglio, the Italian island where it ran aground.

The ANSA news agency said that Rebello's remains were found inside a cabin, hidden by furniture.

India-born Rebello worked on the Concordia as a waiter.

The cruise ship is currently being dismantled in the port of Genoa in north-west Italy. It was towed there in July, at the end of complicated operations to remove the wreck from Giglio's shore.

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