One Cruise Passenger Dead after Serious Auto Crash During Excursion

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  • A cruise ship passenger was killed in a serious auto collision on the island of Dominica.
  • The victim was a passenger on an excursion from the P&O cruise ship Azura.
  • 9 others were injured in the crash.

A serious auto crash on a Caribbean island resulted in the death of one cruise passenger, and left several others injured.

A bus carrying 12 passengers, including 10 travelers with the P&O cruise ship Azura, was involved in a serious crash on the island of Dominica today, leaving one dead and nine injured. Images of the devastating scene were posted online and showed the bus with serious damage to its front driver’s side. The names of those involved in the Collision were not immediately released.

On the company’s Facebook page the cruise line issued the following statement:

We'd like to advise you of some very sad news. A bus operated by a shore excursion provider was involved in a collision in Dominica on Wednesday lunchtime. The bus was carrying 12 passengers, including 10 guests from Azura. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

One passenger has sadly died of their injuries. Another 9 passengers were injured and treated at a local hospital, with the majority now discharged. The names of the guests involved in the incident have not been released. P&O Cruises representatives are on-site at the hospital to support the injured. Next of kin have been informed.

We have activated our Care team to help those affected by the accident.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone touched by this tragic event. Our employees and crew are working to do everything we can to extend support and assistance to those affected and their loved ones,e