About 30 rescued from Thames after London Duck Tours boat catches fire
All passengers have been accounted for by the authorities, according to a Sky News report.
"People are clearly cold, wet and in shock but they were pulled from the water really quickly and that’s testament to the work of our firefighters, other emergency rescue teams and others who rushed to the scene to help," said Group Manager for the London Fire Brigade Neil Withers in the statement.
“The casualties, who are tourists, are being looked after by the London Ambulance Service and firefighters, who are keeping them warm and making them cups of tea. The damaged boat was pulled away from the scene by our fire boat and a full investigation into exactly what happened will now be taking place,” he added.
The London Ambulance Service confirmed on its official Twitter account that it had been at the rescue scene "treating 30 patients following duck boat fire", adding that they were "mostly wet & cold after spending 10 mins in the water".