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‘Things became very primitive’ on cruise ship

Stricken by fire, vessel docks after ordeal off Africa

VICTORIA, Seychelles - The worst moments for Gordon and Eleanor Bradwell came immediately after the alarm sounded. Eleanor rushed to their cabin to get a life vest. Gordon was pushed in another direction. The scent of smoke grew stronger aboard the disabled cruise ship. Then the lifeboats dropped.

The Athens, Ga., couple - married 50 years last June - could not find one another.

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