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Costa Concordia wreck: Search of cruise ship abandoned

31 January 2012 Last updated at 15:49 GMT

Italian divers have abandoned their search for bodies inside the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia after conditions underwater deteriorated.

Speaking in Giglio harbour, fire service spokesman Luca Cari said that teams would continue to operate in dry parts of the ship and in underwater areas outside the vessel.

Fifteen people are still missing after the ship ran aground off Italy on 13 January with the loss of 17 lives.

Work to recover the capsized vessel may take up to 10 months.