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    2 US, 2 German Costa Concordia victims identified

    ROME - The remains of American and German couples who died when the Costa Concordia capsized near a Tuscan island have been identified, several weeks after the bodies were found in the wreck of the cruise ship, Italian authorities said Tuesday.

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    The Prefect’s office from the Tuscan town of Grosseto, where the bodies were taken, also announced the identification of a fifth body, that of an Italian crewman from aboard the Italian luxury liner, which struck a reef off the island of Giglio on Jan. 13. Thirty-two people died, including two people whose bodies still have not been found.

    The two US victims - the only Americans who died in the accident - were identified as Barbara and Gerald Heil of White Bear Lake, Minn. Also identified were Christina Mathi Ganz and Norbert Josef Ganz and Giuseppe Girolamo, the crew member.