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Fire on a boat in Upton-on-Severn

Location: Worcestershire

Date and time: Jul 25, 12:20 PM, 2019

One person has been airlifted and two others have been hurt after an explosion and fire on a pleasure boat.

The incident happened at the marina at East Waterside in Upton on Severn, Worcestershire at around 12.20pm today (Thursday).

Two ambulances, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham, the Hazardous Area Response Team and three paramedic officers were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to reports of patients who had suffered burns after a fire and an explosion. On arrival ambulance staff found three patients who had come off one boat and who had been injured. 

“The fire on the first boat had spread to two others.

“A woman in her 60s was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in a serious condition.  A man in his 30s was taken by road to the same hospital with less serious injuries.

“A second woman in her 60s was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment.

“The Hazardous Area Response Team are remaining at the site until the fire service have got the fires under control.”


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