2 Killed in Norway Cruise Ship Fire

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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At least two people were killed after a fire broke out in the engine room of the Norwegian fjord cruise ship Nordlys on Thursday.

The ship was at sea near the port of Aalesund in western Norway when the fire started. Some of the more than 200 passengers aboard the ship were evacuated to lifeboats, while the rest left the Nordlys when it docked at Aalesund.

Rescue services have given conflicting reports on the number of people injured.

The incident occurred while the Nordlys was sailing on a popular tourist route from Bergen to the northern regions above the Arctic circle.