People on roof of Ducktours boat on fire
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Ducktours fire: RNLI and cruiser helped with rescue

A woman has been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and a man is being treated for a head injury after a fire broke out on a Ducktours boat on the Thames in London.

Most jumped into the river to escape, but police say all 28 passengers and the two crew members have been accounted for.

The London Fire Brigade's Simon Tuthill told the BBC about the emergency response to the fire, also thanking the RNLI and a chartered cruiser for their help in rescuing passengers.

Video footage courtesy Nick de Roeck, Richard Newnham and Emily Farrelly

  • 29 Sep 2013
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