Cruise Ship Hit by Wave

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A monstrous wave hit the Mediterranean. The three waves that struck the Cypriot-owned ship Wednesday claimed two lives off the coast of northeast Spain. The vessel was carrying 1,350 passengers and 580 crew members, from a total of 27 countries.

“People were screaming, panicking. They were grabbing life vests,” Zanoni said. He said he saw one huge shard of glass hit a man in the face, killing him. It took a while to find the body because he was under the wreckage of the ceiling, Zanoni said. Two people died and 14 were slightly hurt when the vessel struck Wednesday by three “abnormally high” waves more than 33 feet (10 meters) high that broke glass windshields in the forward section on deck five, which is one of 10 used by passengers.

This accident happened in an area of the Mediterranean called the Gulf of Leon, which is known for big waves when storms hit.