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Lucky Escape for Boat Owner After Explosion on Grand Canal Vessel

30th August 2021
Debris from the boat explosion on the Grand Canal at Hazelhatch on Saturday 28 August
Debris from the boat explosion on the Grand Canal at Hazelhatch on Saturday 28 August Credit: Deirdre NiMhuineachain/Facebook

A live-aboard boat owner had a lucky escape after an explosion on his vessel at Hazelhatch on the Grand Canal on Saturday morning (28 August).

It’s reported on social media that the owner was trapped on his boat until the side blew out as the fire was blocking the only exit.

The man is said to be recovering with family after suffering burns to his face and experiencing shock.

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