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For the first time in nearly two years were getting a chilling look at a disaster on the Delaware River.
And the devastating chain of events on one fateful summer day for almost forty people who were stranded on this duck boat.
As -- -- approach is hard to watches.
And it goes right.
-- the families of two of the victims who died in that crash are the ones who have released this video.
They want it out there for very good reason when you went horribly tragic -- that is to have been there's joins us -- -- in the newsroom in New York.
So what -- yeah.
Getting this out there will accomplish.
Wal-Mart that the dramatic video from that fateful day comes just days before civil wrongful death lawsuit goes to federal court in Philadelphia.
And attorneys for the families of two students killed.
Say it will hopefully provide fresh clues as to who.
Was at fault this dramatic video killing two.
Students on board ultimately determining how much money in damages can be awarded to the victim's family.
The video with their attorneys believe was shot from a camera on the Delaware Port Authority building in Camden.
Shows the tragedy as it unfolds the horrifying scene as the -- smashes into the duck boat on the Delaware River that killed two European students visiting the United States two years ago.
An attorney for the families say they are still traumatized almost two years later.
Every day they wake up and going to the child's room.
They have memory.
What and you know at this point now we're just waiting to hear -- the investigation will help this family actually -- have money.
To explain for everybody what exactly happened I mean it oh did they lose power on the -- have had this kind of out while the duck boat had almost forty people on board when it happened to became stranded after the captain shut down the engine he thought there was a fire on -- we shut down the engines event.
That then trapped those passengers on board.
As a barge bared down on them and then seconds before the impact the deck hand.
Jumps for his life than a passenger jumps then the barge smashes into the back of the duck boat.
And pushes along for a short time before the -- -- literally crushed and dragged under with most everyone still on board those two Hungarian tourists.
Who were killed ages sixteen and twenty were part of a church group.
-- visiting from.
Out of the country to Philadelphia and now I also got to mention this because this is key -- intense.
By the National Transportation Safety Board.
A Benchley determined that the probable cause of the accident was to -- the failure.
To the -- of the Caribbean sea which was the tugboat to maintain a proper look out -- -- decision to operate out.
Vessel from the lower wheel house also distraction and intensive.
This as a result of his repeated personal use of the cell phone.
-- it also turns out that the driver of the duck boat was anchoring his vessel in an active navigation channel something he shouldn't have been doing now it looks like he was Mac -- -- that channel when they shut down engines Juli thank you -- -- stories periods who has never get a view like that before really drives -- home.
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