Boat explodes, 3 injured off Pascagoula coast

By The Associated Press

PASCAGOULA — Three people were injured after their boat exploded and caught fire between Petit Bois Island and Bayou Cassotte, off the coast of Pascagoula.

WLOX-TV reports the captain of a passing boat spotted the 21-foot pleasure craft explode Friday and rescued the three passengers from the water. According to the Coast Guard, all three suffered burns; one person was also cut on the leg.

The Coast Guard sent a crew to the damaged vessel to put out the fire and stabilize it.

What sparked the explosion remains under investigation.

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