A newspaper in Slovakia reports today that a Swiss river cruise ship struck a pillar of the "Old Bridge" in Bratislava.
This newspaper reports that seven passengers were injured aboard the Swiss Diamond river cruise ship. (Another newspaper says that 9 people were injured).
The bridge in question is being disassembled and replaced. Several pillars to the bridge remain as hazards in the river.
TASR newswire broke the story
All of the injured were women, except one man. Ambulances were sent to the scene.
Five people were taken to the hospital. The injuries included wounds to people’s heads and limbs.
The Swiss Diamond is in the fleet of the Swiss shipping company Scylla AG. The ship was built in 1996 and operates on the Danube river between German and Hungary.
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