Published 11:26 AM EST Dec 3, 2019
Two Carnival Cruise Line passengers died in a van crash while on an independent tour in Belize on Wednesday.
“Sadly, two of our guests have died and the five others who were injured will continue their medical care in U.S.,” Robyn Fink, director of PR at Carnival, told USA TODAY in a statement. “Our Carnival CareTeam and medical staff are supporting guests and their families.” Guests from at least one other cruise line were also on the van. The incident was first characterized as a bus crash.
USA TODAY has reached out to the Belize Police Department and the U.S. State Department for more information.
The passengers were traveling on the Carnival Vista, a seven-day trip that left Galveston, Texas, on Nov. 23 and is set to return there Nov. 30. The ship was in Belize City Wednesday, according to CruiseMapper.
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“Please keep our guests and their families in your thoughts and prayers,” Fink added in the statement.
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