Boat explosion kills 1, injures 1 on LI

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Port Washington boat fire (Credit: Kent Martins)

Officials on Long Island say one person is dead after a boat exploded at a gas dock marina on Manhasset Bay Wednesday afternoon.

Detectives say two male occupants, along with two male dock workers, were fueling a 33-foot Carver motor boat when an explosion occurred, setting the boat and dock on fire.

One occupant was thrown into the water by the blast, and died as a result of his injuries.


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