FREAK ACCIDENT

Giant Waves Kill Two on Cruise Ship

Twenty-six-foot waves slammed onto a cruise ship off the northeast coast of Spain Wednesday, killing two passengers and injuring six more. The victims were identified as a German and an Italian man. The Louis Majesty, a Cypriot-owned vessel, was on its way to Genoa, Italy, on a 12-day Mediterranean cruise, but made an emergency stop in Barcelona, with more than 1,300 passengers on board. Winds of more than 60 miles per hour had been battering the seas where the ship was traveling.