Costa Concordia ran aground in January 2012. A total of 32 people were killed in the tragic accident. However, two bodies were never found. Divers have now recovered the remains of two people, believed to be the missing victims.
Italy’s civil protection agency chief Franco Gabrielli said the remains were submitted for DNA analysis. The identities will not be confirmed until the testing concludes.
Although the ship remains in the Tyrrhenian Sea, it was recently rotated into an upright position.The righting allowed divers to explore the area previously covered by the ship.
The remains likely belong to Russel Rebello and Maria Grazia Trecarichi.
Rebello worked as a waiter aboard the ship. The 33-year-old native of India was last seen helping passengers safely leave the ship.