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Falling cruise ship lifeboat kills five and injuries three

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During a safety drill on a cruise ship in Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday a lifeboat containing eight passengers fell upside down into the sea port, StarTribune said. Five people were killed and three were injured when the lifeboat fell between 20 and 30 meters and capsized, The Guardian said.
Rescuers were called to the scene at 7:05 a.m., StarTribune said. About 1,400 other passengers were on the ship at the time of the incident, but they were not involved, The Guardian said. The dead and injured were all men in their thirties, the injured were taken by ambulance to La Palma hospital, StarTribune reported. Investigators are currently trying to figure out what caused the lifeboat to drop, StarTribune said.

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