23 Feb 2012

More bodies found on capsized liner

6:10 am on 23 February 2012

Eight more bodies have been found in the wreck of the cruise ship that sank off the Italian coast on 13 January. The body of a child is among them.

The Costa Concordia lies half submerged just off the island of Giglio, where it struck a reef and capsized.

Officials say 32 people died in the disaster but only 17 bodies had been retrieved before the new announcement.

The BBC reports all the bodies were located near a part of the ship known as Bridge 4.

But not all of the bodies have been recovered due to adverse weather conditions.