Harmony Of The Seas Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident Kills One, Injures Four

The injured includes “two whose lives are in danger”.

13/09/2016 13:07 BST | Updated 13/09/2016 14:11 BST

One crew member is dead and four others injured after an accident aboard the world’s largest cruise liner, after a lifeboat “became detached”.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are still to be confimed but they may have been taking part in an emergency drill aboard the 227,000-ton Harmony of the Seas.

A spokesman for the fire service told AFP the injured includes “two whose lives are in danger”.

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The Oasis-class cruise ship docked in Southampton, U.K., on Friday, May 20, 2016.

The liner is operated by Florida-based Royal Caribbean and has only been in service since May.

Dubbed “Europe’s biggest hotel” and costing £700,000,000, it is longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall and measures 66m across, the widest ever built.

Its amenities include 23 pools, 20 restaurants and even a park.

Its 16 decks can carry over 6,000 passengers and 2,400 crew members.