Norwegian Cruise Ship Fire

Two dead, nine injured after engine room fire
Published Thursday, September 15, 2011
OSLO, Norway (AP) — An "intense" fire in a cruise ship's engine room killed two crewmen Thursday, injured nine others and forced over 200 passengers to evacuate a popular cruise off Norway's craggy western coast. Police suspect an accidental on-board explosion. Thick black smoke billowed from the stern of the boat, the MS Nordlys, of Norway's Hurtigruten line even before it pulled into the dock at Aalesund, 230 miles (375 kilometers) northwest of the capital of Oslo. Police sealed off parts of the town as the smoke engulfed nearby buildings.

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