A cruise ship turned into a scene from 'The Shining' when an elevator began to seep blood

An electrician was killed on the cruise at the weekend

For holidaymakers on board a cruise ship, their dream turned into a nightmare when an elevator started to pour blood and was shut down.

Jose Sandoval Opazo was killed while working on the elevator and his death was described by people on the cruise as being like something out of The Shining when the elevator started to pour blood.

One of the witnesses told Fox 4 now: “A crew member or somebody was inside or behind that wall when the elevator came down, and I don’t know what happened, but something terrifying happened.”

The Carnival Ecstasy cruise released a statement following the incident: “The company extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family and loved ones of our team member.

"Our CareTeam is providing support. Appropriate authorities have been notified and a full investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.”

Warning - the report contains some graphic images.