USA: 15 injured after blaze breaks out on casino shuttle boat in Florida

One person is missing and fifteen injured after a blaze broke out on a casino shuttle boat near New Port Richey in Florida, Sunday.

The 60-foot (18 m) casino shuttle boat was carrying 50 passengers to the nearby Sun Cruz Casino boat as it sailed along the Port Richey Canal when the fire broke out.

All 50 passengers were forced to jump overboard into the cold water and swim to shore, with 15 taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and chest pains, according to local sources.

Mandatory credit: New Port Richey Police Department

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