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People leaving flowers, stuffed animals on cars left behind by Ride the Ducks victims

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At least 17 people died after the tourist boat capsized Thursday.
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9 of 17 dead in Missouri duck boat accident are from same family, governor says

9 of 17 dead in Missouri duck boat accident are from same family, governor says

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Seventeen people were killed after a duck boat packed with tourists capsized in high winds on a southwest Missouri lake.
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The Latest: 9 of 17 boat accident victims from one family

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BRANSON, Mo. - The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri : 3:55 p.m. A spokeswoman for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says nine of the 17 people who died in a duck boat accident are from the same family. Parson spokeswoman Kelli Jones says Friday that another two members of the same family survived when the boat capsized on Table Rock Lake near the tourist town of Branson. The governor's office had no other information about the family members. Authorities have not yet identified the victims.
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9 family members among 17 dead in Missouri duck boat disaster

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Nine members of the same family were among the 17 people who died in the Missouri duck boat disaster, the governor's office said.
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‘Duck Boats Are Death Traps.' Deadly Missouri Incident Reignites Safety Fears

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The fatal Missouri duck boat incident that left 17 people dead is the latest to fuel questions about whether the popular tourist attractions are safe.
Officials said they still don't know whether boat operators had checked storm warnings and whether passengers were wearing life vests when a boat capsized during a heavy storm Thursday that hit Branson, Missouri. While concerns over the safety of duck boats are not new, the Missouri incident reignited conversations about the dangers of the vehicles.
Lawyers who represented the families of two students who died in a 2010 duck boat sinking in...
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Death toll rises to 17 in duck boat tragedy

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Seventeen people have been confirmed dead after a duck boat capsized in stormy weather near Branson Thursday evening. All missing people appeared to have been accounted for. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader confirmed the total number of fatalities just after 10:15 a.m. local time Friday. A spokesman with the Missouri Highway Patrol said the age range of those who died was from 1 to 70 years old, according to the AP. Rader said the boat's captain survived but the driver did not. Seven people were taken to hospitals, two with critical injuries.
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The Latest: Parson: First responders prevented worse tragedy

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BRANSON, Mo. - The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri : 3:25 p.m. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says emergency responders and civilian rescuers helped prevent an even worse tragedy after a duck boat capsized on a lake and killed 17 people. Parson spent Friday in the Branson area after the boat sank Thursday evening on Table Rock Lake amid high winds. He called the efforts of emergency responders and civilian rescuers "courageous" and said he was inspired by them. He said people rushed in to help "in extremely dangerous conditions."
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The Latest: US Army Corps doesn't regulate boats on lakes

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The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri : 3:15 p.m. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the agency has no authority...
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Missouri Duck Boat Accident Kills 17, Ranging in Age From 1 to 70

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The tourist boat, carrying 31 people, sank in a storm which hit with shocking ferocity, raising new concerns about the safety of duck boats.
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