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Salvage workers find human remains in refloated wreck of Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia

Published on Aug 7, 2014 1:26 AM
The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen at Giglio harbour ahead of it being towed away July 15, 2014. The wreck of the luxury liner was refloated in July to be towed away and broken up for scrap, more than two years after it capsized off the Italian coast, killing 32 people. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ROME (AFP) - Salvage workers discovered fragments of bone inside the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship Wednesday, but Italy's civil protection agency said it was too early to say whether they belonged to the last missing victim of the 2012 disaster.

"Divers found bone fragments during their search inside the Concordia" for the body of missing Indian waiter Russel Rebello, a spokesman told AFP.

Italian media reports said the divers had discovered skull fragments, a detail the civil protection agency would neither deny nor confirm.

"Analysis of the remains will begin soon and their results should be known in the next few days," the agency said in a statement.

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