Photo: The aftermath of a fatal crash on the island of Dominica, which killed a P&O Cruises passenger and left nine more injured. (Photo via @ReportUK)
During a shore excursion Wednesday, a cruise ship passenger on the island of Dominica was killed and nine others injured when the tour bus the travelers were riding in crashed into another car.
According to the Daily Mail, the 10 British passengers in the tour bus were returning from a shore excursion to the Emerald Pool beauty spot when the accident occurred. The group was returning to the P&O Cruises ship Azura.
The accident—which occurred at around lunchtime on Wednesday—resulted in the death of one of the passengers and injuries to nine others from the cruise ship. Investigators were on the scene, but a cause for the incident had not been identified or released.
P&O Cruises released an official statement about the incident on Facebook:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone touched by this tragic event,” P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow said in a statement. “Our employees and crew are working to do everything we can to extend support and assistance to those affected and their loved ones.”
P&O Cruises’ Azura was on a Caribbean cruise which departed from Southampton on Oct. 28 with more than 3,000 passengers. The ship had already visited Azores, St. Maarten and St. Lucia when it stopped at the island of Dominica.
Following the accident, the ship was still scheduled to complete its journey with stops in Grenada and Barbados.