8-year-old girl falls to her death from docked cruise ship

POLICE in Miami say an 8-year-old girl fell to her death Saturday from a cruise ship that had been docked there.

Carnival Cruise Line said the girl fell from an upper deck onto a lower deck in the interior atrium of the Carnival Glory around 8am in the US (11pm Saturday, AEST).

Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll told the Miami Herald that the exact distance the girl fell had not been determined, but it could have been between six and 15 metres.

The girl was taken to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. It was not immediately clear what caused the fall.

Miami Police said this morning that the ship had been turned back over to Carnival to resume normal operations.

This article originally appeared on Fox News.

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