Body Found, Death Toll At 6 In Ship Disaster


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Salon Staff
January 16, 2012 12:45PM (UTC)

ROME (AP) — Italian rescue officials say a passenger's body has been found in the wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, raising to six the number of confirmed dead in the disaster. Sixteen people remain unaccounted-for.

Fire official Luca Cari told state radio Monday that the victim was a man, found in a corridor in the part of the ship that was still above water. He said the victim was wearing the orange-colored life vest of passengers.

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The number of unaccounted-for was increased because two Sicilian women, originally listed among the evacuated, have not contacted relatives. Cari said a search of all the ship, including a divers' inspection of the submerged areas, continues, but the sea is becoming rough.


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