A rescue team has found the body of a woman on board Italy’s capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship. The discovery brings the total death toll to at least 12.
A spokesman for the rescue workers said the body had been taken on to dry land. The families of those missing had been contacted while tests will be carried out as the corpse was unrecognisable after a week in the water, the source added.
The woman, who was wearing a life jacket, was found by divers on the fourth deck of the doomed liner. Twenty people are still unaccounted for.
Meanwhile its been reported the captain has told magistrates he informed the ships owners of the accident immediately denying he had delayed raising the alarm.
Emergency crews resumed their search of the vessel on Saturday after rescue work had been suspended on Friday when the wreck shifted on the rocks. Divers have been hampered by poor visibility and underwater debris.