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The three generations of one family killed in US aposduck boatapos tragedy

The three generations of one family killed in US 'duck boat' tragedyA survivor of the duck boat tragedy in Missouri has described the pain of losing her children and her husband in a disaster that claimed the lives of nine members of her family. In all, 17 bodies have been recovered after the tourist vessel capsized and sank in stormy weather on Table Rock Lake. Relatives said the family were on holiday, a chance for three generations to spend time together, while Tia Coleman told Indianapolis television station WXIN that she and a nephew were the only survivors among 11 relatives aboard the boat. “I lost all of my children,” she said. “I lost my husband. I lost my mother-in-law and my father-in-law. I lost my uncle. I lost my sister-in-law… she was my sister. And I lost my nephew. Our hearts are heavy tonight. Nine members of the Coleman family, including several children, lost their lives in the duck boat accident in Branson, Missouri. They are from Indiana. pic.twitter.com/qRiQCnzTGz— Kelly Reinke (@KellyReinkeTV) July 20, 2018 “I’m okay, but this is really hard.” She also claimed passengers were told, “don't worry about grabbing life jackets - you won't need them” - a phrase that she believes may have cost lives. Although duck boats are required to carry life jackets, an investigation into a 1999 tragedy, when seven victims were found trapped inside the vessel, found that buoyancy aides "forced them into the overhead canopy which acted like a net to entrap them". Rescue personnel at work after the amphibious vessel sank Credit: Southern Stone County Fire Protection District/Reuters Tragically, a witness said the nine Indiana family members were only put on the ill-fated boat because of a ticket mix-up. Tracy Beck  said she  and her family were waiting in line for another boat when the  other  family  had a  group p hotograph  taken by the tour company. The ticket taker realised the Coleman family should have boarded at a different location, she said, and issued them new tickets before they boarded the boat that later sank as

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Judge praises US efforts in reuniting migrant families

Judge praises U.S. efforts in reuniting migrant familiesA federal judge said on Friday the U.S. government had made "very promising" progress toward reuniting some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.     The government has six days left to comply with the reunification order by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who summoned government attorneys to appear in his San Diego courtroom to update him on efforts made in bringing families back together. Lawyers for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported in a court filing late Thursday that 364 children aged 5 and older had been reunited since Sabraw's order was issued more than three weeks ago. The number was updated to 450 today, an ACLU spokesperson said.


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