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Cruise terror in the Mediterranian

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Cruise terror in the Mediterranian


Two people have been killed and at least seven injured, after giant waves hit a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

Amateur video footage shows the moment when the waves struck the Louis Majesty on Wednesday.

A spokesman from the Louis Cruise line said three freak waves more than eight meters tall were to blame for the tragedy.

He said they broke five windows on the bow of the 14-deck vessel.

Two passengers – a German and an Italian – have been killed.

The Louis Majesty was on a 12-day cruise, with close to 2000 passengers and crew members on board, when the accident happened.

It was one day short of arriving at its destination, the Italian port of Genoa, when it ran into the rough seas.

The captain rerouted the ship to Barcelona after the incident.

The Louis Majesty will stay in dock for repairs, then sail back to Genoa, where it will begin another cruise on March 12.

The Cruise line says it will transport all the passengers back to their home countries.

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