A boat with 21 people on board exploded just before 2 p.m. on Thursday while on the New River in Fort Lauderdale, injuring 13 of the occupants. Several explosions were reported. The passengers sustained injuries ranging from first to third degree burns. Seven people were transported to Broward Health, including two in critical condition.
At the time of the explosion, the boat was outbound on the New River headed toward the intercoastal. NBC 6 reports the boat was being used for a music video shoot. The investigation into the cause of the explosions is ongoing.
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