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Divers find woman's body in stricken ship

January 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Italian Coast Guard divers found a woman's body in the capsized Costa Concordia, which capsized a week ago off Tuscany.

The discovery on Saturday raises the number of deaths to at least 12.

Coast Guard Cmdr. Cosimo Nicastro said the body, wearing a life jacket, was found in a narrow corridor near an evacuation staging point at the ship's rear.

The body was brought to Giglio, the Tuscan island where the cruise liner hit a reef and ran aground on Jan. 14. Twenty people are missing.

Meantime, officials said a small amount of fuel has leaked into the sea surrounding the ship. The spill reportedly came from machines on the ship, not its tanks, which hold nearly a half-million gallons of fuel.

See photos of the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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