A fire broke out on a duck boat had 28 tourists on excursion in London on the Thames River. The amphibious boat was near the Lambeth Bridge when the blaze started. The vessel was enveloped in dense smoke forcing 15 people to jump into the Thames. The local fire brigade responded rescuing those in the water and still on the smoke-filled boat. Two passengers were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. Reports state the remainder of passengers were in shock, but all 28 passengers and 2 crew were accounted for. The port authorities has launched an investigation into the incident.
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