Five people injured in boat explosion

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The explosion blew the deck off A 25-foot Chris-Craft. Photo courtesy of Lake Expo.

The explosion blew the deck off A 25-foot Chris-Craft. Photo courtesy of Lake Expo.

Five people were injured in a boat explosion June 15 at Millstone Marina and RV Resort in Laurie, Mo. Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the 25-foot Chris-Craft exploded at about 1:50 p.m.

“The explosion occurred shortly after filling the boat with gasoline,” patrolman Scott White said on LakeExpo.com. “They had untied from the dock, and based on preliminary information, there was a flash fire that fired up and extinguished just as quickly.”

The explosion separated the Chris-Craft’s deck from the hull, and firefighters assisted the five people on board, all of whom are from Kansas City. One victim, 42-year-old Carl Harris, had serious injuries and was airlifted to a hospital.

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