Foreign Affairs
One-year old child among victims of Missouri boat tragedy

In the United States, a tragedy in Missouri which occurred on Thursday evening when a boat with tourists capsized, left 17 persons dead – nine from a single family. Missouri governor, Michael Parson, said that Tia Coleman confirmed that eleven members of her family were on the boat, nine of them died.

The woman alleged that the boat captain had told the passengers there wasn’t any need to wear life jackets when a thunderstorm hit the area. The boat was carrying 31 persons when it capsized in Table Rock lake, a popular resort with tourists visiting the area.

The victims of the tragedy were aged between one year and 70.

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