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Search of Costa Concordia yields eight more bodies

Officials say it will take days to identify most of the additional bodies found among the wreckage of the Italian cruise ship. A White Bear Lake couple is among the fifteen people unaccounted for. One of the newly-found bodies is that of a five-year-old girl.
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Officials say it will take days to identify most of the additional bodies found among the wreckage of the Italian cruise ship. A White Bear Lake couple is among the fifteen people unaccounted for. One of the newly-found bodies is that of a five-year-old girl.

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