At least 8 dead, 10 injured as tourist vessel capsizes in Missouri - UPDATED

At least 8 dead, 10 injured as tourist vessel capsizes in Missouri - UPDATED
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At least eight person has died and nearly dozen injured as an amphibious vehicle capsized on a lake in Missouri with more than 20 people on board, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

 

"We did have a severe thunderstorm, not sure if that is the contributing factor," Southern Stone County Fire Protection spokesman Eric Nielsen was quoted as saying by KTXL-TV broadcaster. "There is a lot of storm debris," Nielsen added.

 

According to NBC News, at least eight people were killed and many more remained unaccounted for when a tourist boat capsized and sank during high winds on a Missouri lake.

 

The incident reportedly occured at 7 p.m. local time as severe storms generating winds up to 60 mph buffeted Table Rock Lake.

 

"It will be a challenging night and into tomorrow," Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader was quoted as saying by NBC News, adding that at least seven people were being treated at local hospitals.

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