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17 reported damage after river cruise ship hits a concrete passageway on the Danube in Austria

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An aerial photograph exhibits a Bulgarian cruise ship within the lock space after it crashed right into a concrete wall within the night time of March 29, 2024, in Aschach an der Donau, higher Austria.
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Seventeen passengers have been damage when a Bulgarian river cruise ship misplaced steering and hit the edges of a lock on the Danube in Austria, the apa information company reported on March 30. Eleven of the injured have been taken to hospitals.

The ship with 142 passengers aboard, most of them from Germany, quickly misplaced energy to its electronics system and have become unsteerable because it handed by way of slender locks at 9:45 p.m. Friday, Azerbaijani Press Agency reported.

The ship’s energy was restored however not earlier than the bow and stern struck the concrete sides of the lock passage close to the city of Aschach, a couple of miles upriver from Linz.

The ship sustained minor harm and continued to its subsequent port. The reason behind the lack of electrical energy was beneath investigation.

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