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Some dramatic video is going viral today showing a large wave crashing through the windows of a passenger ferry in Germany.
The incident took place on Thursday onboard a ferry operating on the river Elbe between Hamburg and Finkenwerder.
In the video, which was filmed by a passenger in the ferry’s main cabin, you can see waves breaking over the bow before one bursts through the windows to the shock of about 10 passengers in the cabin at the time. A few sitting up front definitely got the worst of it and all scrambled towards the exit once they realized what was happening.
One person may have sustained minor injuries.
The ferry involved is the MS Tollerort belonging to Hamburg-based Hadag, which operates a diverse fleet of 26 vessels in the area.
The incident comes as northwest Europe was being hit by a powerful winter storm with winds gusting to hurricane strength.
A longer version of the same video, filmed horizontally and sideways, shows a little more of the before and after:
The video below allegedly shows the incident from shore:
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