DNA tests have identified remains as one of the final two missing victims of last year’s deadly shipwreck of the Costa Concordia off an Italian island, the ANSA news agency reported Thursday.
The remains of Maria Grazia Trecarichi were found by scuba divers inside the cruise liner on October 8, three weeks after the 300-metre, 114,000-ton cruise liner was righted from the partly capsized state that it had lain in for 20 months.
It was moved as part of expensive and risky salvage operations.
Trecarichi had booked a holiday on the Costa Concordia to celebrate her 50th birthday along with her friend Luisa Antonia Virzi, who also died, and her teenage daughter Stefania and her boyfriend, who both survived.
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