Divers off the Tuscan island of Giglio discovered five more bodies in the wreck of the Costa Concordia on Thursday, more than two months after the Italian cruise ship ran aground.
The bodies were found at the stern of the ship, and it will take special robotic tools and a number of days to remove them, a Civil Protection Agency spokesman told CNN.
The bodies were found on the exterior side of the wreck facing the island, between the wreck and the rocks, Piero De Milito said.
In the next 48 hours, we'll be able to bring them on the mainland.
A total of 30 bodies have now been found since the ship, owned by the Costa cruise company, sank while on an unauthorized route Jan. 13. Neither the bodies found Thursday nor the eight discovered in late February have been identified. Two people are still unaccounted for.
There were a total of 4,200 people aboard the Concordia when captain Francesco Schettino took the ship off course, bringing it closer to Giglio, where the vessel hit submerged rocks and began to sink.
The Concordia is still in the waters off of the Tuscan island famous for its pristine seas and water sports, where it will remain for the next 10 to 12 months while a Dutch salvage team works to remove the wreck.