Five die in Thomson Majesty drill

Five crew members died in an emergency drill on a cruise ship in the Canary Islands yesterday, police and the cruise ship operator said. Cables snapped on a lifeboat and it dropped 20 metres (65 feet) to the ocean and fell upside down, killing the five and injuring three others aboard, during the mock rescue exercise on the Thomson Majesty, operated by British travel group TUI Travel. Thomson Cruises is looking into the accident.