The Calgary Herald reoprorts thst a Spanish woman fell to her death Saturday off the gangway of a cruise ship moored in Genoa, Italy.

Maria Mercedes Bonastre, 62, of Barcelona was boarding the ship with her husband and friends when the top step of the plank gave way. 

The newspaper reports that the passenger was killed immediately when her head struck the dock and she fell into the sea. 

The incident occurred on the Splendida, operated by MSC Crociere.