Foreign Office 'aware' of cruise ship accident

The Foreign Office have responded to an incident where five people died after a lifeboat fell from a cruise ship in the Canary Islands.

The ship's operator- UK-based tour company Thomson Cruises- said the incident in the port of Santa Cruz in La Palma involved the vessel's crew. A Foreign Office spokesman said:

We are aware, and we are seeking further information.

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Five dead on cruise ship

Five people have been killed and three injured when a lifeboat fell into the sea from a cruise ship docked at the port of Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands. Three of the crew members were Indonesian, one was Filipino and the fifth was Ghanaian.