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4 injured as huge cruise ship crashes into tourist boat and Venice dock



A massive Cruise ship crashes into a tourist riverboat and a dock in a terrifying collision on a busy Vernice canal. The crash led to five female tourists injured.

The cruise ship hit the tourist riverboat, River Countess, on a canal in Venice on Sunday morning.
Huge cruise ship crashes into tourist boat and Venice dock

Local Italian media report that at least five people have been injured following the shocking crash in the city. Dramatic footage shows the moment the cruise ship is unable to halt its momentum before its collision.

Four female tourists were injured as they tried to run away, it has been reported. The collision, which saw the luxury MSC Opera cruise liner crash into the small River Countess, took place at about 8.30 am on the Giudecca Canal- one of the major canals in the ancient city.

MSC Cruises said the 2,679-passengers onboard the 177-ft high and 902-ft long longliner, which dwarfed the Venice skyline, were approaching the terminal when the ship hit the San Basilio dock after a technical problem.

Dramatic footage from the scene shows the moment the cruise ship was apparently unable to stop its momentum and blaring its horns, plows into the much smaller riverboat as dozens of terrified spectators flee the chaotic scene.

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