Nine burned in tugboat explosion in Indonesia

Nine workers were injured when a gas cylinder exploded in the engine room of the tugboat Sandia III in the Indonesian Tanjung Emas Port on Friday, January 9, Metro Semarang reports.

The injured men were reportedly freelance welders working on the tugboat’s installations, when a welding spark ignited the gasses coming from a leaking LPG hose.

Indonesian police said that the nine men suffered burns, and were rushed to a local hospital. Three workers are still undergoing intensive treatment for serious burns.

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