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Death Toll Rises to 5 in Cruise Ship Blast

May 28, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

The death toll from a cruise ship explosion rose to five, and one of the injured crew members filed a $1-billion lawsuit against the ship's owner, Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line.

All of the dead and injured were crew members on the Norway, where a boiler exploded.

The latest victim died at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where 12 other crew members were still being treated, said spokeswoman Maria Rosa Gonzalez.

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