OAP And 70 Percent Burns Son Hurt In Majorca Boat Blast - ViralTab

OAP And 70 Percent Burns Son Hurt In Majorca Boat Blast

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

This is the moment thick black smoke bellows into the clear sky from a burning boat close to the port wall in Majorca after a blast reportedly left a man with 70 percent burns and put his OAP dad in hospital.

According to local media, the explosion took place when the 10-metre (33-foot) long boat was leaving Port Adriano in Majorca in the eastern Spanish region of the Balearic Islands and eventually sunk just a few metres from the harbour wall.

The two passengers, a 73-year-old father and his 46-year-old son from the central Spanish capital Madrid, jumped into the sea after the blast and were later rescued by the port authorities.

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The unnamed son reportedly suffered burns to 70 percent of his body and was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

According to local media, doctors at the Hospital Universitario Son Espases are evaluating whether the burns victim will need to be taken to the Spanish mainland for further treatment.

Meanwhile, his 73-year-old dad has been hospitalised with heart problems, according to reports.

The local authorities said that there was not much fuel on board at the time and the sunken vessel is not causing a contamination issue.

The floating remains were removed from the surface while the submerged boat will be retrieved at a later date, paid for by the owner, according to local media.

The wreckage is not considered dangerous to the port traffic.

The Spanish Civil Guard told Central European News (CEN): “The causes of the explosions are unknown,” adding that the case is under investigation.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.