Jul 30, 2018 - Science

$100 million lawsuit filed over deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

The fleet of the World War II DUKW boats are seen at Ride the Ducks on July 20. Hundreds of mourners stopped by to pay their respects to the victims after a duck boat capsized.

The fleet of the World War II DUKW on July 20, 2018 in Branson, Missouri. Photo: Michael Thomas/Getty

A wrongful death lawsuit seeking $100 million was filed on Sunday against the owners and operators of a Missouri duck boat company on behalf of two deceased members of a family that lost nine when a boat capsized last month, per the AP.

The details: The case alleges negligence and other illegal behavior by Ride the Ducks Branson and its owner Ripley Entertainment, claiming that the company failed to make required upgrades to the boats, was warned last year that the boats' pumps could fail in bad weather, and violated its own weather and safety procedures on the date of the accident.

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