At least 11 people were killed today in the wreck of a tourist boat in Table Rock Lake, Missouri, the Stone County Sheriff’s Office said.
Authorities reported that 5 of the 31 people on board the vessel are still missing, although divers stopped the search efforts shortly before midnight, local media reported.
Seven other people were injured of varying consideration in the accident.
The boat (an amphibious vehicle) overturned and sank around 7.10 pm local time (00.10 GMT Friday) supposedly because of strong winds that hit the area of Branson (Missouri), from where it sailed.
The meteorological medium The Weather Channel indicated that sustained winds of more than 65 kilometers per hour and maximums of up to 100 kilometers per hour affected the area at the time of the accident.
The tourist amphibious vehicles are replicas of DUKW military vehicles, which can travel on land and navigate in water.