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Boat Explosion In Galway Bay Sends One To Hospital With Burns

10th April 2016
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Gardaí stated that a gas build-up in the vessel's engine caused the accidental explosion Gardaí stated that a gas build-up in the vessel's engine caused the accidental explosion Photo: William Murphy/Flickr

#Explosion - Galway Bay FM reports that a man was hospitalised after an explosion on a boat near Oranmore yesterday afternoon (Saturday 9 April).

Gardaí stated that a gas build-up in the vessel's engine caused the accidental explosion as it was being sailed in Galway Bay near Renvile.

One of the two was safe recovered to the shore while the other was taken to hospital with burn injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

MacDara Conroy

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