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Human remains found near Costa Concordia wreck

10:57 AM, Sep 26, 2013   |    comments
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The severely damaged side of the stricken Costa Concordia is visible after the parbuckling operation successfully uprighted the ship at around 4 a.m. on September 17, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. (Marco Secchi/Getty Images)

ROME (AP) - Divers spotted human remains Thursday near Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship and DNA tests will determine if they are the last two bodies missing among the shipwreck's 32 victims, authorities said.

The search for the remains of an Italian female passenger and an Indian waiter resumed after the capsized luxury liner was rotated upright last week in an unprecedented marine salvage operation 20 months after it crashed into a reef off Giglio Island.

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Civil Protection chief Franco Gabrielli told reporters he had immediately notified the victims' relatives, who had traveled to the island in hopes their loved ones' remains could be found.

Coast Guard and Customs Service divers located the remains near the central part of the ship, where survivors had said the two were last seen.

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