ROME, Italy (AP) -- Italy says Hungarian authorities have dismissed as "groundless" a report that an unregistered Hungarian woman was aboard the Costa Concordia cruise ship when it capsized.
Italy's Civil Protection Department released a statement Monday from the Hungarian embassy in Rome saying that information obtained by Hungarian authorities has led them "to unequivocally conclude that the indication regarding a missing Hungarian woman is groundless."
The statement said the person calling in the report gave a false name of someone who had died three years ago. Fifteen bodies have been found since the ship capsized Jan 13 after hitting a reef off the Tuscan island of Giglio and 17 people are still missing.
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