River Rescue: Escape From Burning Tour Boat

Tourists plucked from River Thames after boat bursts into flames.
1:15 | 09/29/13

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And overseas tonight, and to a fiery scene on the river thames in london. A tourist boat bursting into flames, passengers jumping into the water. Abc's lama hasan is in london with the terrifying moments caught on tape. Reporter: Dramatic images show the moment the front of a london duck tour boat packed with tourists, including children, suddenly catches on fire. Sending them fleeing for their lives, jumping overboard in the river thames. Close to the iconic houses of parliament. It was a bit scary. The engine caught on fire and then we saw smoke, we saw the fire and my husband and I said, I think we're going to jump into the river. Reporter: Luckily, all 28 passengers and two crew members were saved. A few suffered smoke inhalation and one, a head injury. But most were just cold, wet and in shock. Thousands of tourists take these duck tour boasts to see britain's famous sights like big ben and london bridge. Even the queen was spotted on one last year. The company hasn't commented yet. While tonight investigators still don't know what caused the boat to burst into flames, it is now being pulled away from the scene here, on the river thames as a full investigation gets under way.

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