Image Source: El Mundo

BY: NICHOLE CARTMELL
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Five people have died and as many as three have been injured after falling over the side of a lifeboat from a cruise ship docked in the Canary Islands.

According to the BBC, the crew was participating in a simulation of an emergency exercise, where a lifeboat was being lowered down towards the water.

“...essentially a winch somehow broke or got loose and therefore the boat fell from a height of around about 20 to 30 meters.”

According to El País, the victims were are all crew members of the ship— Thomson Majesty. The deceased include three sailors of Indonesian nationality, a Filipino and a Ghanaian. About 2,000 passengers were on the ship when the accident occurred, but none of them were hurt.

El Mundo reports the accident will not hinder the cruise’s schedule. The ship will depart tomorrow as part of the country’s Carnival celebrations.

According to the BBC, the exact cause of the accident is still unknown.

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5 Dead After Falling From A Cruise Ship in Canary Islands

by Nichole Cartmell
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Feb 10, 2013

5 Dead After Falling From A Cruise Ship in Canary Islands

Image Source: El Mundo

BY: NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR:


Five people have died and as many as three have been injured after falling over the side of a lifeboat from a cruise ship docked in the Canary Islands.

According to the BBC, the crew was participating in a simulation of an emergency exercise, where a lifeboat was being lowered down towards the water.

“...essentially a winch somehow broke or got loose and therefore the boat fell from a height of around about 20 to 30 meters.”

According to El País, the victims were are all crew members of the ship— Thomson Majesty. The deceased include three sailors of Indonesian nationality, a Filipino and a Ghanaian. About 2,000 passengers were on the ship when the accident occurred, but none of them were hurt.

El Mundo reports the accident will not hinder the cruise’s schedule. The ship will depart tomorrow as part of the country’s Carnival celebrations.

According to the BBC, the exact cause of the accident is still unknown.

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