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Five More Bodies Found In Costa Concordia Wreck


Rescuers pass in a small boat near the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia lying aground in front of the Italian island of Isola del Giglio.

Rescuers pass in a small boat near the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia lying aground in front of the Italian island of Isola del Giglio.

Search crews have found five bodies near the wreck of the cruise ship which capsized off the Italian coast more than two months ago.

A total of 30 bodies have now been found since the Costa Concordia ran aground after hitting rocks on January 13.

Two people are still unaccounted for and are presumed dead.

Since the accident, the Concordia has been lying on its side, half submerged in the water.

Its captain, Francesco Schettino, is under house arrest and faces charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck, and abandoning the ship before all of the 4,200 passengers and crew had been evacuated.

With reporting by Reuters and AP
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