Five injured after tourist boat explodes in Tenerife

Five injured after tourist boat explodes in Tenerife 112 Canarias

FIVE holidaymakers have been injured after a speedboat exploded in Tenerife.

Emergency services received a call advising that a vessel was on fire off Puerto Colon in the tourist resort of Adeje and that those on board had thrown themselves into the ocean.

A helicopter and several boats were dispatched to rescue the tourists as a column of black smoke rose into the air.

The group included a man, 45, and woman, 25, both of who suffered back injuries, plus a badly bruised woman, 27, and two other women, 27 and 35, who hurt their legs.

The helicopter scoured the scene to rule out any further casualties while a maritime rescue boat extinguished the fire, with the charred vessel eventually sinking.

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