(ROME) — Teams searching the crippled Costa Concordia cruise liner have found another eight bodies, more than a month after the ship capsized off the coast of Italy.
Italian officials had previously put the number of those killed at 32, though only 17 bodies had been recovered, according to the BBC.
The ship struck a patch of rocks on the night of Jan. 13, causing a large gash in the ship’s exterior. The vessel took on water as the ship’s passengers and crew raced to escape, some of them jumping in the water in hopes of swimming to shore.
The ship’s captain and a number of other crew members are currently being investigated for their respective roles in the disaster.
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Sophie Eastaugh, CNN Newswire
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