Source: Phoebe Natanson and Clark Bentson / ABC News
The number of people missing in the Italian cruise ship wreck has been increased to 29, the Italian coast guard said today.
A top coast guard official, Marco Brusco, said on state TV that 25 passengers and four crew members have not been found, according to the Associated Press.
The increased number of missing threatens to eventually boost the fatality count from the capsized ship. At the moment, at least six people are confirmed dead.
The discouraging announcement came after the coast guard had said all but 16 people — including a couple from Minnesota — had been accounted for. The official number rose after officials in other countries had reported higher numbers of missing citizens.
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