>> ASIAONE / NEWS / ASIAONE NEWS / WORLD / STORY
2 die after Paris boat crash
Sun, Sep 14, 2008
AFP

PARIS - TWO people, who were seriously injured when a pleasure boat carrying 12 people sank in the River Seine in Paris, died on Sunday, police said.

The pair, a man in his forties and a six-year-old boy, died within hours of being trapped on Saturday night in the sunken boat near the French capital's Notre Dame cathedral for some 20 minutes before frogmen found them.

Their identity was not given.

Ten of the 12 - six adults and six children, all of them French - had been plucked from the water immediately.

Police said the boat was raised from the riverbed Sunday morning but did not give details.

Junior transport minister Dominique Bussereau said late on Saturday that the exact cause of the accident was unclear.

An investigation would have to determine whether the boat hit the Archeveque bridge just behind Notre Dame, or collided with a Bateau Mouche, gaudily-lit vessels which carry thousands of tourists up and down the Seine every day.

One of the Bateaux Mouche was later moored near the scene of the accident. -- AFP

 

 
STORY INDEX
 
  2 die after Paris boat crash
   
 
  Host: Too many migrants
   
 
  Video: Dozens die in air crash
   
 
  Video: From Cocaine to Christ
   
 
  Ike left extensive damage
   
 
  Olmert prepares to bow out
   
 
  Solo Palin draws big crowd
   
 
  88 killed in airplane crash
   
 
  'No' to rights group defender
   
 
  Biden plans bigger role
   
We welcome contributions, comments and tips.
a1admin@sph.com.sg
   

Search: