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Three British people were injured in an explosion at a poolside bar in a hotel on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife, local authorities have said.
A woman was taken to hospital with severe burns to her face and scalp following the blast in Adeje on the south-west coast of the island yesterday afternoon.
An eight-year-old British girl suffered neck burns and a man was treated for minor abrasions, the local government of the Canary Islands said in a statement.
Two other women, aged 38 and 34, were also treated for minor burns in hospital. The 38-year-old woman was described as a Belgian national.
Authorities said the explosion occurred in a machine in a poolside bar at a Playa Paraiso hotel.
The National Union for Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) have responded to the cruise ship accident, which left five crew members dead, after a lifeboat fell from the cruise ship. RMT general secretary said:
The thoughts of all seafarers will be with the friends and families of those who have lost their lives in this tragic incident.
Once again the spotlight is on the issue of safety in the UK shipping and cruise industry and RMT awaits the outcome of the investigation and recommendations that can prevent any repetition of today's shocking events.
Five crew members, who died after a lifeboat from a cruise ship, which fell into the sea at port in the Canary Islands, were all men.
Three of the crew members were from Indonesia, one was from the Philippines and the fifth was from Ghana.
One of the three injured was discharged from hospital, with the other two also expected to be allowed to leave shortly.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the lifeboat to plummet into the water before capsizing.
Thomson Cruises have confirmed that several crew members from their cruise ship had died after falling overboard a cruise ship, during a routine emergency drill.
In a statement, the tour company said:
There have sadly been five crew fatalities and three crew injuries.
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.
Emergency services attended to a cruise ship accident where reportedly five crew members died after falling overboard a cruise ship, during a routine emergency drill.
Television images showed a small, white two-hulled lifeboat capsized beside the ship.
It was not immediately clear if there were any other people in the lifeboat when it crashed into the sea, or whether the Thomson Majesty ship had any passengers on it.