Egypt: 3 crew members die in cruise liner accident

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February 26, 2010 15:44

 
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AL-ARISH, Egypt — A luxury cruise liner carrying nearly 1,500 passengers slammed into the pier as it docked at an Egyptian Red Sea resort in fierce winds on Friday, leaving three crew members dead, officials said.

Police and rescue officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information, said the three killed include an Indian, a Brazilian and a Honduran, but the company did not confirm nationalities.

Witnesses said fierce winds had rocked the area overnight Thursday and the ship was slammed part way onto the pier. Bad weather was believed to be the cause of the collision, which left a 2 meter hole in the body of the ship, according to an Egyptian security official.

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