Boat In Missouri, USA Capsizes, killing 11 people

A duck boat capsized and sank during a severe thunderstorm in Missouri, killing at least 11 people, some of them children, authorities said. Emergency crews responded to the incident shortly after 7pm after thunderstorms rolled through the area.

Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said 31 people were aboard the boat during Thursday night’s incident on Table Rock Lake near Branson. Six people are unaccounted for and 14 survived, he said.  This was the Branson tour’s first accident in more than 40 years 

Divers were searching for five other possible victims that were missing while seven people were taken to hospital following the incident on the “Ride the Ducks” amphibious vehicle on Table Rock Lake, near Branson, Missouri.

The accident on Missouri’s Table Rock Lake is the latest in a series of deadly incidents involving amphibious duck boats in the US.

 

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