DNA test confirms missing Sicily victim on wrecked Costa Concordia

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The identity of one of the two missing victims on last year’s shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been confirmed by DNA tests.

Italian authorities said the remains of Maria Grazia Trecarichi of Sicily, which were found by scuba divers inside the cruise liner three weeks after the incident, were confirmed, News.com.au reports. Trecarichi had booked a holiday on the Costa Concordia to celebrate her 50th birthday.

The cruise liner had struck rocks and partially sank off the Italy’s Giglio Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea in January 2012, killing 32 of 4,200 people on board. The 114,000-ton cruise liner was moved to an upright position and stabilized after remaining in partly capsized state for 20 months.

Indian waiter Russel Rebello is the only victim whose remains have not yet been found, the report added. According to the report, the search for his remains might resume once it is taken to port for dismantling next year.

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