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Dublin: 21°C Monday 8 August 2022

Men rescued from burning boat after explosion

The incident happened just out from the village of Oranmore shortly after 1pm yesterday.

File photo - not of actual scene.
File photo - not of actual scene.
Image: Shutterstock/Gabriela Insuratelu

TWO MEN HAVE been taken to hospital after an explosion on a boat off the coast of Galway.

The incident happened near to the village of Oranmore at around 1.20pm yesterday afternoon.

After spotting the fire on board the vessel, a passing boat pulled up and allowed the two on board to escape to safety.

Both men were then taken to University Hospital Galway where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí have said that what happened on board the boat was a mechanical error and the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

The Connacht Tribune has reported that a coastguard helicopter was also in attendance at the scene.

Read: Fishermen rescued off Arklow coastline

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