A excursion bus carrying cruise passengers plunged into a ravine in northern Morocco (Castillejos) today and killed nine Portuguese tourists. 14 cruise passengers were injured.
44 passengers were aboard the bus when it crashed during foggy and rainy weather. Some news sources are indicating the bus driver may have been speeding.
AFP reports that the passengers were from the Funchal cruise ship which had docked in Ceuta with 400 passengers.
The Funchal is marketed by Classic International Cruises and operated by Arcalia Shipping Company Ltd, of Cyprus.
There have been a number of bus accidents causing injury and death to cruise passengers. Earlier this this year, a tour bus carrying passengers from a Princess Cruises ship crashed in Tortola – Excursion Tour Bus Crash In Tortola Injures Princess Cruises’ Passengers From Caribbean Princess.
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