P&O Cruises, operators of a ship in which passengers were involved in an accident in Antrim which left one dead, has released a statement describing the event as very sad.
“A bus operated by a shore excursion provider was involved in a collision in Dominica on Wednesday lunchtime,” the statement said. “The bus was carrying 12 passengers, including 10 guests from Azura. The cause of the accident is not yet known. ”
The statement said one passenger has died of injuries and nine were treated at 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,” the statement stated. “We have activated our Care team to help those affected by the accident.”
P&O Cruises Senior Vice President, Paul Ludlow, said, “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.”
There has been no official statement from the police on the accident.