Con­cor­dia body search stopped

Midweek Sport - - HOLY MACKEREL! -

DIVERS have aban­doned their search for bod­ies in­side the wrecked cruise ship Costa Con­cor­dia af­ter un­der­wa­ter con­di­tions de­te­ri­o­rated.

A spokesman for the fire brigade on the is­land said: “We have defini­tively stopped the un­der­wa­ter search in­side the ship.”

There are still 15 peo­ple miss­ing af­ter the ship ran aground off the Ital­ian coast on Jan 13 – with the loss of 17 lives.

Work to re­cover the cap­sized ves­sel may take 10 months.

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