Five crew members died in an emergency drill on a cruise ship
in the Canary Islands on Sunday, police said.
Cables snapped on a lifeboat and it plunged 20 metres (65
feet) to the ocean and fell upside down, killing the five and
injuring three others aboard, during the mock rescue exercise
on the Thomson Majesty, operated by British travel group TUI
Travel. It was in the port of La Palma.
TUI, Europe's largest tour operator, did not respond
immediately to telephone calls or email requests for comment.
Three of the dead were Indonesians. The other dead were a
Filipino and a Ghanaian.
The Thomson Majesty, with five restaurants and two swimming
pools, cruises to the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean and
the Red Sea, according to Thomson's website.