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Several boats sink at pro-Trump parade in Texas

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

06th Sep, 2020. 10:00 am
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Several boats sink at pro-Trump parade in Texas

Several boats have sunk on a lake in the US state of Texas during a pro-Trump parade in wake of November’s election.

Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade was organized on Facebook and more than 2,600 people marked themselves as having attended it.

The incident took place around 12:00 on Saturday, Labor Day weekend in the US. Boats were required to drive at 10mph (16km/h).

According to the international news agency, authorities reported that the choppy water was likely caused by a large number of vessels moving closely together on Lake Travis, near the state capital, Austin.

Trump campaign flags were hosted on boats

No immediate injuries have been reported. The media say people had to be rescued from the water.

Travis County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kristen Dark said that an investigation has been launched into the incident.

“We responded to multiple calls of boats in distress, several of them sank,” she said. “We had an exceptional number of boats on the lake today… When they all started moving at the same time, it generated significant waves.”

Paul Yura, from the National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio, reported to the international news agency that there were no storms in the area at the time of the parade.

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