Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Two passengers dead after Amazon cruise boat fire

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International Expeditions has confirmed that the vessel La Estrella Amazonica has been cleared to resume operations following an April 10 fire that affected a single cabin and led to the fatalities of the two guests in that cabin.

La Estrella Amazonica (PR Web)
The two victims, a couple from the US, were overcome by smoke in their cabin apparently from a faulty power board supplied by the boat caught fire at around 2am.

The Hammer family. Daughters are demanding answers (supplied)
The children of the victims have been critical of the cruise line's safety procedures, emergency response and apparent unseemly haste at which the vessel was cleared for resumption of service as well as information about their parents' death.