Official: eight of 12 dead from Concordia identified

Other News Materials 22 January 2012 16:05 (UTC +04:00)

Of the 12 people so far certified dead from the Costa Concordia shipwreck, eight have been identified, the chief of Italy's rescue services said Sunday, DPA reported.

The eight identified are four French nationals, one Italian, one Hungarian, one German and one Spanish national," Franco Gabrielli, the chief of Italy's Civil Protection services, said.

The four bodies that have yet to be identified are of three men and one woman, he added, speaking at a news conference on Giglio island, not far from where the Concordia has been lying half sunk since running aground on January 13.

Gabrielli said it was difficult to precisely state the number of people who remain missing because of the "possibility" that some people had boarded the cruise ship without following proper registration procedures.