Fire Engulfs Tourist Boat in Northwest Spain

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 24, 2018

(Photo: Guardia Civil)

(Photo: Guardia Civil)

Fifty-two people were rescued from a fire that engulfed a catamaran carrying tourists off the coast of northwestern Spain on Tuesday, authorities said.

Two passengers suffered serious burns and were taken by helicopter to a hospital in La Coruna, emergency services said on Twitter.

A further three people received treatment for minor injuries after being rescued from the catamaran, which was near the town of O Grove at the time of the fire.

There was no immediate word on the nationalities of the injured.


(Reporting by Sam Edwards Editing by Mark Heinrich )

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