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Cruise ship passenger dies off of S’ville coast

A woman has died after falling into waters off the coast of Cambodia, following a trip ashore from the cruise ship on which she was travelling.

The unnamed woman was on a 112-night world cruise aboard Cunard Cruise Line’s Queen Elizabeth, which left the British port of Southampton on January 10 and had anchored outside the port city of Sihanoukville.

The incident apparently occurred on Wednesday while the passenger was attempting to re-board the ship from one of the small boats used to take her ashore – known as a tender. The ship left Cambodian waters for Singapore the same day.

“We can confirm that very sadly a passenger died earlier today following an accident whilst boarding Queen Elizabeth from a tender. Two of our crew members reacted very quickly and jumped in to rescue her. She was then taken to the medical centre, but despite our very best efforts, she died,” read a statement posted on Cunard’s Facebook page.

Police and naval officials in Sihanoukville yesterday said they had no knowledge of the incident.




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