Cruise ship lands safely after 24 hours adrift at sea

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More than 1,000 passengers stranded on a fire-damaged cruise ship for 24 hours safely landed in a Malaysian port Sunday, USA Today reported.
An engine room on the Azamara Quest caught fire Friday, injuring five crew members, and proceeded to drift at sea, the Star Tribune reported. The ship landed in the city of Sandakan, in eastern Malaysia, late Sunday.
Ambulances left the port shortly after docking, followed by buses that took passengers to hotels around midnight, USA Today reported.
Though the fire was put out immediately, one of the five crew workers who suffered smoke inhalation was severely injured and in need of hospitalization the ship operator said, according to the Star Tribune.
Ten of the 1,000 passengers were residents of Bemidji, the Star Tribune reported.

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