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Cruise passenger dies after being choked and falling: report

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The death of a passenger on a Princess Cruises ship, which is owned by Carnival Group, in the Caribbean is being investigated as a possible murder, USA Today reports.

The passenger, a 52-year-old American woman, died Tuesday morning as the ship, Royal Princess, was sailing to Aruba, a Royal Princess representative told Business Insider. The representative said the FBI and local authorities boarded the ship when it arrived in Aruba and added that the cause of the woman’s death has not been announced.

“We are deeply saddened by this incident and offer our sincere condolences to the family and those affected,” the representative said.

The Aruba-based publication Diario says the woman fell from the ship’s upper deck after a man had choked her, according to USA Today. MasNotica.com, another Aruba-based publication, reported that authorities are investigating the incident as a possible murder, USA Today reports.

Read more: A lawyer who reps cruise-ship workers reveals the most shocking thing he’s heard about their job

According to The Daily Mail, the conflict between the woman and man, who was the woman’s partner, began on the ship’s 16th floor in its casin0. The woman’s leg was severed as she fell into a lifeboat, The Daily Mail reports.

The names of the woman and the man have not been disclosed.

Have you worked on a cruise ship? Do you have a story to share? Email this reporter at mmatousek@businessinsider.com.

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