5 more bodies found on capsized Costa Concordia

Rescuers place explosive charges on the emerged side

Rescuers place explosive charges on the emerged side of the cruise liner Costa Concordia prior to entering. (Jan. 17, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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ROME - Italian media say five more bodies have been found aboard a cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Tuscany, raising the official death toll to 11.

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Teams have been searching the ship for passengers and crew missing since the Costa Concordia struck rocks Friday evening and capsized. Rescuers exploded four holes in the hull of the ship earlier Tuesday to gain easier access to areas that had not yet been searched.

Before the latest find, 29 people from the cruise ship were still missing. Officials said the missing included 14 Germans, six Italians, four French, two Americans, one Hungarian, one Indian and one Peruvian.


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