While initial reports of the MSC Opera’s violent crash did not share details injuries, more information has become available.
A New Zealand citizen’s shoulder was broken when the cruise ship rammed into the smaller River Countess cruise ship before colliding with the pier inside the Giudecca Canal in Venice, Italy . The woman – Joy Milmine – suffered the injury during the incident and was being treated locally.
Other injuries were reported, with two Australians and one American among those hurt.
The cruise ship was heading into the Giudecca Canal when it reported engine trouble.
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