Royal Caribbean Cruise Tour: 11 passengers killed

Royal Caribbean Cruise Tour:  11 passengers killed

Eleven Passengers on Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Sea Royal Caribbean cruise ship were killed today on a land tour in Costa Maya. Seven American and two Swedish passengers were among the injured; information about the deceased has yet to be released.

The tour bus crashed in the southeastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday shortly before 10 a.m. local time, according to a spokesperson for the attorney general’s office in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.

The nationalities of the passengers aboard the bus were American, Italian, Swedish and Brazilian. The bus belonged to the port and crashed at Kilometer 5 of the Mahahual-Cafetal highway.

Eighteen people were injured and transferred to four hospitals, and five of those passengers have been discharged, according to a local media tatement. Representatives from the port, the government, and insurance companies have been dispatched to each hospital to ensure that “all actors involved are being helped, supported and informed,” the media statement said.

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