Saturday, July 21, 2018

17 dead after tourist boat sinks in US

tourist boat sinks in US
An amphibious tourist boat carrying 31 people sank in a lake in the US state of Missouri Thursday night, killing 17 people, including children, as severe thunderstorms struck the area, officials said.

A total of 14 people survived, including seven who were injured when the Ride the Ducks tourist boat sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson Thursday evening, local media quoted Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace as saying.

Among the seven injured, four are adults and three are children. Two adults were in critical condition and others were being treated for minor injuries, officials said.

Some 29 passengers and two crew members were on board the amphibious boat when it plunged into 80 feet of water and landed upright on its wheels, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said.

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