A “duck boat” capsized in Missouri with 31 people on board, eight killed

At least eight people drowned when an amphibious “duck boat” capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri with 31 people on board, police said and divers were searching for other possible victims.

Seven people were taken to hospital following the incident on the “Ride the Ducks” amphibious vehicle on Table Rock Lake, near Branson, Missouri, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader told reporters.

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“We have eight confirmed fatalities,” Rader said in a televised media briefing. “We do have some people still missing.”

Emergency crews responded to the incident shortly after thunderstorms rolled through the area, the fire district said on Twitter.

Ride The Ducks, a company in Branson, Missouri, that operates amphibious duck vehicles in the area, did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

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