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Caribbean cruise ship fire kills three in St Lucia

The Oceania Insignia.
The Oceania Insignia. Image by Aah-Yeah / CC BY 2.0

Three staff members have died aboard a cruise liner after a fire broke out while the ship was docked in a bay in St Lucia. The Oceania Insignia had 656 passengers on board, all of whom were evacuated safely amid the blaze that was sparked in the engine room. Oceania Cruises has cancelled the rest of the cruise, fully refunded the cost of the trip and arranged plane tickets to transport passengers back to Miami, where the cruise was due to finish on December 17. The company also launched an investigation into how the fire broke out. Read more: theguardian.com