Viral Video: Out-of-Control Ferry Slams Head On Into Pier
Over a dozen people were injured Friday when an out-of-control ferry slammed into a breakwater at Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.
The accident was captured on video which went viral over the weekend, picking up nearly 1 million views on Youtube alone.
Spanish autorities say 13 people sustained injuries when the Volcán de Tamasite lost control and allided head on with the concrete pier.
The owner of the ferry, Naviera Armas, has blamed the accident on a loss of electrical power.
The ferry was reportedly carrying about 140 passengers when the accident occurred. A small oil slick was observed in the area.
The Volcán de Tamasite has been in service since 2004.
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