Boat explosion injures boaters, marina staff


Investigators say a buildup of gas fumes caused a boat explosion in Virginia Beach, Va., that injured three boaters and five marina workers.

Media outlets report that the 20-foot Wellcraft Excalibur powerboat exploded Monday afternoon at the Lynnhaven Marine Boatel.

Fire department officials say the boat’s power cut off as it was leaving the marina. The explosion occurred when the boaters tried to restart the engine.

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