Eight more bodies were found Wednesday on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia and employees are being investigated, Italian officials said.
The victims were discovered at the stern of the ship after search-and-rescue divers accessed the lower decks by blasting holes in the ship's hull. The victims were not immediately identified, officials told ABC News.
The cruise liner struck rocks and turned on its side January 13 off the Italian island of Giglio. Italian officials are still deciding whether to file charges against Concordia captain Francesco Schettino.
Meanwhile, four Concordia officers and three Costa employees are under investigation, prosecutor Francesco Verusio told CNN.
They have not been charged, detained, or arrested. They are being suspected of committing multiple manslaughter, shipwreck, and failing to alert maritime authorities.