THE HAGUE, Netherlands
— Police say three German
tourists have died after a ship's mast broke and fell on them in a northern Dutch
Friesland provincial police say in a tweet that investigations are underway to establish exactly how the mast broke on Sunday when the ship was near the port town of Harlingen
, some 110 kilometers (68 miles) north of Amsterdam
Police say the victims, whose identities were not immediately released, were part of a family group of 12 Germans on the ship.
Speaking to Hart van Nederland news show, Harlingen mayor Roel Sluiter called the incident "a terribly tragic accident."