Twenty-nine missing in 'Costa Concordia' shipwreck – Official

January 17, 2012 11:37 pm 

ROME, Jan. 17 — The number of people missing in an Italian cruise shipwreck near the coast of Tuscany rose to 29, Tgcom24 television said, citing local port authorities.

“I have received a report from the Grosseto prefecture saying that 29 people are listed as missing – 25 passengers and four crew members,” port official Marco Brusco said.

“There are, presumably, about 10 Germans and six Italians among the missing,” Brusco said.

Tgcom24 reported that the fate of four French citizens and two Americans was also unknown.

The confirmed death toll from the disaster rose to six on Monday after rescuers discovered three more victims, including the bodies of two elderly men wearing life vests inside the vessel.

The Costa Concordia liner with over 4,200 passengers on board, ran aground off the Isola del Giglio island late on Friday. Earlier reports said at least 16 people were missing. (PNA/RIA Novosti)

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