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Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Nine family members among 17 dead in US ‘duck boat’ tragedy


Nine members of one family were among 17 people killed when a US tourist boat capsized during a sudden storm on a Missouri lake.

The governor’s office said twenty-nine passengers and two crew members were on board, when the boat plunged into Table Rock Lake due to thunderstorms.

The incident occurred during heavy winds as a storm moved over the man-made lake in southern Missouri. The duck boat was one of two in the water at the time but the other safely reached shore.

People on a nearby larger vessel, the Branson Belle, jumped into the water to rescue victims, Sheriff Doug Rader said. AFP

Source: Radio Pakistan