Several people were flying back to the United States after sustaining "serious or critical injuries" in the Bahamas on Monday morning when a Carnival Cruise Line tour bus crashed and toppled.
Four people were escalated out of Rock Sound on the island of Eleuthera, after a coastal excursion bus with 32 carnival Ecstasy passengers crashed just 20 minutes north of Princess Cays, the company said in a statement.
Broward County Sheriff Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michael Kane told Fox News on a phone call Tuesday morning that two men and two women were transported by a US military C-130 from the crash site to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 1
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Of the victims, Kane said three persistent "serious or critical injuries" while a fourth victim was admi [not] life-threatening injuries. "The exact age of the victims was not immediately known.
Apparently, they reported a number of injuries, including "fractures, internal injuries and paralysis."
Unconfirmed reports had two further victims transported to hospitals in the Bahamas, although BSO Fire Rescue could not confirm this.
An account by Carnival Cruise Line said all 32 passengers were assessed at a local clinic and 28 were cleared.
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Officials didn't immediately say what caused the crash, but the Cruise Line said no other vehicle was involved in the accident.
CarnIval Ecstasy is a five-day Bahamas cruise that diverted Jacksonville on June 22. The company said the cruise left Princess Cays as scheduled on Monday night and completed its scheduled itinerary as planned. However, it has suspended all excursions run by this tour.
Fox News & # 39; Michael Bartiromo has contributed to this report.