AN 8-year-old girl has died after falling from an interior deck of a cruise ship in Miami, Florida.
The tragic accident happened on the Carnival Glory cruise ship around 8:15am on Saturday.
Local police say the child fell from an upper deck to the atrium below whilst the ship was docked at Port Miami.
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Emergency services rushed the youngster to the Ryder Trauma Center in an “extremely critical condition”, where she later died.
At a news conference following the incident, Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Capt. Ignatius Carroll said the child is believed to have fallen about 20 feet.
An investigation is now underway.