According to CNN, citing Mark McKinnon, a spokesman for the State Department of Natural Resources, three more people are missing.

The boats were moving in opposite directions on the river when they collided, he said.

There were six people on one boat, three on the other.

The injured were hospitalized.

Rescue services are on the scene and an investigation into the circumstances of the incident is underway.

On April 24, it was reported that at least 12 migrants were killed in the crash of four boats off the coast of Tunisia.