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(MASSENA, N.Y.) — A cruise ship struck a wall in a river lock in the Saint Lawrence Seaway in New York, injuring 17 people, authorities said.

The Saint Laurent cruise ship was carrying 274 passengers and crew members when it hit a wall in the Eisenhower Lock in the Saint Lawrence Seaway in Massena, near the Canadian border, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release. The incident was reported at 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

Jim Chestnut, supervisor of dispatch operations for St. Lawrence County, told ABC News 17 people were injured, but none is believed to be life-threatening.

The crash is under investigation, the Coast Guard said.

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