Concordia divers 'discover more human remains'

Concordia divers 'discover more human remains'

Divers searching the site of the Costa Concordia wreck are reported to have recovered what could be more human remains.

It comes days after Italy's civil protection agency said it had found remains that could belong to the last two missing victims of the January 2012 disaster.

The ship ran aground and partially sank off the island of Giglio with the loss of 32 lives.

It was raised upright last month in a major salvage operation.

The BBC reported the agency's chief Franco Gabrielli as saying yesterday: "Other remains have also been found and are currently undergoing DNA tests. We are waiting for the results of the analysis."

Two people were reported missing, presumed dead, after the disaster - Indian waiter Russel Rebello and Italian passenger Maria Grazia Trecarichi.

It was thought they had been trapped beneath the ship and the rocks, according to local reports.

The ship's captain Francesco Schettino is on trial over the incident.

He is accused of manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning ship, but says he is being made a scapegoat for the errors of others.


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