15 Feb, 2024 @ 09:17
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Explosion in Benalmadena port: Two people are rushed to hospital after a boat bursts into flames before sinking

TWO people are in hospital following a boat explosion in Benalmadena port on Wednesday.

According to the town hall, a vessel erupted into flames in Puerto Marina at around 5.50pm yesterday.

The explosion occurred while one of the sons of the owner of the boat and a driver were cleaning the vessel.

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The aftermath of the boat explosion in Benalmadena port (CREDIT: Benalmadena Ayuntamiento)

One of the two suffered burns on 25% of his body, while the other saw various injuries to his chest.

They are both recovering in the Regional Hospital of Malaga.

The ship was so badly damaged it ended up sinking in the port.

A routine investigation has been opened to establish the cause of the blast.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He was news editor for all print editions of the Olive Press from 2016 to 2019 taking on the role of Digital Editor between January 2020 and February 2021.

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