Costa Concordia accident : 17th victim found by Italian rescuers

Costa Concordia accident : 17th victim found by Italian rescuers

Grosseto : Italy | Jan 28, 2012 at 6:24 AM PST
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Cruise ship aground: More aerial views of sunk Costa Concordia

Unfortunately, the death toll from the sinking of the Costa Concordia , wrecked 13 January 2012. returns another victim, the seventeenth previously found by divers, she is a woman found at the bridge number 6.reports Reuters

Due to bad weather, the only ones to continue recovery operations are the divers. Today, the rough sea with high waves caused the meter to stop preparatory to pumping fuel, so that the pontoon boat 'Meloria' has returned to port for safety reasons. The actual intake of fuel was originally scheduled for today, then postponed to tomorrow,

The provisional toll of the disaster, which occurred on the evening of January 13, now stands at 17 dead, 14 were identified, and 15 missing.

Meanwhile, "war of figures" rages on the sums of money to be paid to survivors. The company Costa Crociere and consumer groups had reached an agreement on compensation yesterday: 11,000 euro per person as a "cover all pecuniary and non-property suffered, including those related to the loss of baggage and personal effects , the psychological distress suffered damage and ruined holiday ", to which is added an average figure of 3,000 euros.

But both Codacons, and some associations are opposed to a figure as too low. "We will not accept proposals for the compensation of the Costa ridiculous," says Joseph Lanzafame, president of the Committee of Sicilian shipwreck of Concord, who said he was "outraged, both for the supply of 11 000 euros made by Costa and because it should protect consumers as financed with contributions from the State.

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The Costa Concordia after the cruise ship ran aground
The Costa Concordia after the cruise ship ran aground
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