More bodies found on stricken ship

2012-01-17 16:32

Rome - Divers searching for survivors inside a stricken cruise ship off the Italian coast have found five more bodies, an official from Giglio Island said on Tuesday.

"Scuba divers found five more bodies in the stern of the ship. They entered through holes made earlier in the day [with explosives], ristiano Pellegrini told AFP.

"The bodies are being evacuated for the ship now," he said.

"We don't know if the are members of the crew or passengers," he added.

Divers had used explosives to blow holes in the wreck of the Costa Concordia in the search for possible survivors and bodies.

Earlier on Tuesday, authorities said 29 people remained missing after the ship hit rocks and keeled over off the picturesque island on Friday.

The death toll currently stands at 11.

More than 4 200 people were on board the liner when it went down.

  • lebo.lathane - 2012-01-17 16:43

    This Titanic sequel must be a nightmare for friends and families of those unaccounted for...

      Mike - 2012-01-17 18:13

      Who the hell would give this comment a 'thumbs down'. Idiots!

      Douglas - 2012-01-17 21:12

      Indeed, lebo. It must be hard to imagine for anyone who hasn't gone through something like this. @Mike...the world, sadly, has its share of idiots.

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