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17 people have died after a tour boat capsized and sank on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo. on Thursday, July 19, 2018, according to multiple news sources.

The amphibious tour boat, operated by Ride the Ducks Branson, was carrying 31 people, including children, when a sudden storm struck the area. High winds and waves were witnessed in videos recorded from other boats in the area.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic accident that occurred at Ride The Ducks Branson. This incident has deeply affected all of us. Words cannot convey how profoundly our hearts are breaking,” read a statement published on bransonducks.com

The names of the 17 people who died have been released by authorities and profiles of the victims have been published at the Kansas City Star.

William Asher, 69, of Missouri
Rosemarie Hamann, 68, of Missouri
Janice Bright, 63, of Missouri
William Bright, 65, of Missouri
Angela Coleman, 45, of Indiana
Arya Coleman, 1, of Indiana
Belinda Coleman, 69, of Indiana
Ervin Coleman, 76, of Indiana
Evan Coleman, 7, of Indiana
Glenn Coleman, 40, of Indiana
Horace Coleman, 70, of Indiana
Maxwell Coleman, 2, of Indiana
Reece Coleman, 9, of Indiana
Leslie Dennison, 64, of Illinois
Bob Williams, 73, of Missouri
Lance Smith, 15, of Arkansas
Steve Smith, 53, of Arkansas

The accident is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Branson is a popular tourist destination in southwest Missouri.

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