A cruise passenger was killed during a shore excursion earlier this week when their tour bus collided with another vehicle on the Caribbean island of Dominica the Daily Mail is reporting.
The passengers were on P&O Azura, a 3,000 passenger cruise ship which was near the end of a 14 night Caribbean cruise from Southampton. There were 10 cruise passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash and the cause of the accident is still unknown. One passenger died and nine others were treated at a local hospital.
P&O Cruises posted the following message on their Facebook page regarding this accident”
“We’d like to advise you of some very sad news. A bus operated by a shore excursion provider was involved in a collision in Dominica on Wednesday lunchtime. The bus was carrying 12 passengers, including 10 guests from Azura. The cause of the accident is not yet known. One passenger has sadly died of their injuries. Another 9 passengers were injured and treated at a local hospital, with the majority now discharged. The names of the guests involved in the incident have not been released. P&O Cruises representatives are on-site at the hospital to support the injured. Next of kin have been informed. We have activated our Care team to help those affected by the accident.”
P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Paul Ludlow also issued a statement saying that their employees and crew are working to do everything they can to offer support and assistance to those affected.
Cruise Fever sends our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of those involved in this accident.
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