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TRAGEDY Cruise-Ship Death Toll Rises to 15 AP Photo

Cruise-Ship Death Toll Rises to 15

Ten days after the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground, rescue workers found two more bodies in the wreckage. The remains of two women were recovered from the vessel’s Internet café. The ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, has been arrested for his role in the tragedy. Meanwhile, Italian officials say there may have been several unregistered passengers aboard the ship, making it hard to say exactly how many people are still missing. The captain, in a leaked interrogation, is now claiming he piloted the ship near the shore under orders from the company as part of a publicity stunt—what he calls a “recurring practice.” Costa Cruises has denied all allegations.

January 23, 2012 11:20 AM