THAMES BOAT EXPLOSION: INQUIRIES START
 

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Two inquiries are under way into an explosion aboard a cabin cruiser on the Thames in which six people were injured.

The accident happened at Bray Lock near Maidenhead on Sunday (August 2nd) at around 12.40pm.

Following initial enquiries by Thames Valley Police, the investigation into the boat explosion has now been passed to the Marine Accident Investigation Bureau. The Environment Agency is also conducting a parallel investigation.

Five people incuding a three-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl were taken hospital, one person was treated at the scene. Thames Valley air ambulance went to the scene of the accident..

Three were taken to St George’s Hospital in London for treatment. Others went to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Another man received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

On Tuesday Thames Valley Police said the injured people remained in hospital and their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The Environment Agency declined to comment on the incident.

Story updated August 4th 2015

 

 
     
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