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18 injured in boat-vessel collision in Mississippi

At least 18 people were injured after a boat carrying Louisiana prison employees collided with another vessel on the Mississippi River.
AP | By HT Correspondent, Angola
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2008 11:48 AM IST

At least 18 people were injured after a boat carrying Louisiana prison employees collided with another vessel on the Mississippi River.

Louisiana State Penitentiary spokeswoman Kathy Fontenot says that the collision occurred on Sunday evening during a shift change. At least two people were seriously injured.

West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel says that no one went into the river.

The Coast Guard says that the accident involved the crew boat and a vessel pushing two barges.

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