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Five Crew Killed in Thomson Cruise Ship Safety Drill

Five Crew Killed in Thomson Cruise Ship Safety Drill

Five crew members have been killed during a safety drill on a Thomson cruise ship that was docked in the Canary Islands. The incident took place earlier today on the Thomson Majesty while the cruise ship was docked in Santa Cruz on La Palma.

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Thomson released a statement that said: “Our thoughts are with the families of those involved. We are working closely with the ship owners and managers, Louis Cruises, to determine exactly what has happened and provide assistance to those affected by the incident. We are also working closely with all relevant authorities and will be co-operating fully with their investigations.”

Around 2,000 passengers are thought to have been on board the ship at the time.

Those killed were three Indonesians, a Filipino and a Ghanaian, while two Greek nationals were seriously injured. The cause of the incident is not yet known.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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