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Thirty-five people were rescued, but two remain missing after a barge collided with a Ride the Ducks boat, an amphibious tour vehicle, in the Delaware River according to an article on Philly.com.

The Ducks boat was giving a tour on the river when an engine fire caused the boat’s engine to stall and die. The passengers and crew were waiting for a rescue boat to arrive when a large and unmanned barge, pushed by a tugboat, collided with the tour boat. Some of the passengers managed to put on life jackets just before the collision occurred. The tour boat capsized and sank to the bottom of the river.

Thirty-five of the passengers were rescued from the river, but two, a twenty-year-old man and a sixteen-year-old girl who were on the boat as part of a Hungarian tour group, were not found. Ten of the rescued tourists were rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital, where they were treated and released. None were seriously injured.

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