BAHAMAS-One killed, ten injured in Exuma boating accident


One person is dead and several others injured following a boating accident off the coast of the island of Exuma on Saturday.

According to. Health Minister Dr Duane Sands, a woman was killed and six people who were treated at Princess Margaret Hospital are in stable condition.

Four were airlifted to a hospital in Florida, however,  local health officials were unaware of their condition. 

According to reports, shortly after 9 am,(local time) a chartered tour boat was traveling in waters just off Barraterre, with 10 tourists and two Bahamians on board, when an engine exploded causing the boat to catch fire.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

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