Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public - World Health Organization

Download app

Eight Dead In US Boat Dock Blaze

Us

Boat

Eight people were killed in a late-night fire that swept through docked boat on a lake in the southern US state of Alabama, the local fire chief said Monday.

 

“At this point, I can confirm eight fatalities,” said Gene Necklaus, the fire chief of Scottsboro, Alabama, a town of 14,000 on the banks of Guntersville Lake where the blaze broke out.

 

Necklaus had earlier said eight people were missing, but in giving the same number of fatalities said: “it doesn’t mean the recovery effort is over.”

 

The fire broke out around midnight Sunday into Monday, tearing through a dock area on the lake and destroying 35 boats.

 

Necklaus called the scene “one of the more devastating things I’ve ever seen.”

 

He said some people jumped into the water to escape the flames, and others retreated to other boats.

 

“Of those, seven were removed from the water and transported to a (hospital) all in stable conditions at this point. All told, we believe that 35 boats were destroyed,” he said.

 

The dock was in a recreational area of Jackson County Park that had walking paths, a restaurant and boat ramps as well as the dock.

19 ,421Views
READ  Hoodlums Take Over Adman Oshiomole's Rally In Auchi Set Ablaze Vehicles
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public - World Health Organization

promotes
twitter

Leave a Reply

CONTACT US AT EDITORS@WESTDELIVERY.COM.NG


Hit Counter
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public - World Health Organization



DMCA NOTICE:


Westdelivery.Com.Ng do not claim ownership of any of the Songs and Videos that we upload and any copyright infringement complaints will be executed immediately! It is our policy to honor all take-down requests! Email Us via westdelivery.com.ng@gmail.com
error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Open chat
Need Help?
Hello👋
How can we help you?
Powered by