Five Dead in Cruise Ship Accident

    An orange rescue boat docks by a capsized lifeboat from the British-operated cruise ship Thomson Majesty in Santa Cruz port of the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, Sunday Feb. 10, 2013. A lifeboat from the Thomson Majesty fell into the sea at port in Spain’s Canary Islands, killing five people and injuring three others Sunday, officials said. Rescue personnel were called to the dockside after a lifeboat with occupants had fallen overboard from a cruise ship. Spanish national broadcaster RTVE said an emergency training drill was taking place at the time of the accident. (AP Photo/Manuel Gonzalez)

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    Five people are dead and another three injured when a lifeboat fell off a cruise ship and into the sea on Sunday, Spanish officials said. The ship was docked off the coast of Santa Cruz on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, apparently doing an emergency drill. Reportedly, all those on the lifeboat were crew members, but the nationality and sex of the dead was not known; the injured were all men, two aged 30, and another, a Greek national, is 32.

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