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A young girl died after falling on cruise ship


A 8-year-old girl died Saturday morning after she fell from a Carnival Cruise ship in Miami, the Miami-Dade Police Department said.

The Carnival cruise Lines ship Carnival Glory was docked at Port Miami when the incident occurred Saturday morning. Police said the child fell around 8:15 a.m. local time.

"We understand that the child may have fallen 20 or so feet from a landing," Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Capt. Ignatius Carroll said at a news conference, WFOR reported.

"Our most heartfelt care and concern is with the family at this very difficult time," said Jennifer De La Cruz, vice president of corporate communications with Carnival, according to a police news release.

Since the incident ship has resumed normal operations, according to WFOR.

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