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More bodies found in Italian shipwreck

Published: Tuesday January 17, 2012 | 1:27 pm Comments 0

Italian rescuers say they have found five more bodies inside cruise ship Concordia, which crashed on Friday.

The latest find has pushed the death toll to 11.

Earlier rescuers said 29 people were missing from the ship, which capsized after it hit rocks on Friday.

Judges are questioning the ship's captain, who has been blamed for steering the vessel on to the rocks.

Captain Francesco Schettino has been detained on suspicion of manslaughter, but denies any wrongdoing.

A transcript of a conversation allegedly between the captain and a port official - recorded shortly after the crash - has emerged which suggests Captain Schettino left the ship before all passengers had escaped.

In the transcript, the captain appears to refuse to go back on to the ship to co-ordinate the rescue effort.

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