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Six women suffer burns in Dania Beach boat explosion

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Six women were injured by an explosion aboard a boat in Broward County.

The explosion took place at approximately 11:45 a.m. Saturday in Dania Beach.

According to authorities, six women were rushed to Broward General Hospital suffering from second degree burns.

The group of woman had just boarded a docked and fueled boat, and when it turned on, a vapor explosion occurred, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue.

Authorities said the explosion self-extinguished and there was no fire on the boat.

Rescue workers did not provide an update on the status of the women who were rushed to the hospital.