UPDATE: Boat explosion sends 5 to hospital

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Posted: Jul 5, 2010 6:15 PM by Rachel Frost
Updated: Jul 6, 2010 10:12 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: boat, explosion, hospital, Old River, Pointe Coupee

UPDATED INFORMATION: One person who was injured in the explosion is still in the hospital, four others are recovering.

Investigators believe a spark ignited gas fumes near the gas tank causing the boat to explode.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has not released the names of the seven people who were on the boat.

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