Five hurt after Spanish tourist boat catches fire

A catamaran carrying day-tripping tourists along the coast of north-western Spain has caught fire after colliding with another vessel, injuring five people.

Authorities in the Galicia region said that two people sustained serious burns and were airlifted to hospital, with three others treated locally.

The boat was travelling between the Galician coast and the small island of Toxa, north of Vigo, on a sightseeing trip.

Spanish media said the boat was carrying 48 passengers and four crew members when it hit a smaller vessel, with a blaze breaking out afterwards.

Some passengers reportedly jumped into the sea as the flames spread.

The blaze sent a thick plume of black smoke over the sea.

PA


Related Articles

Spanish rescuers hope to reach borehole fall toddler in 35 hours

Search for two-year-old boy who fell into well in Spain

Irish investors seek €35m for Spanish property losses

Brothers helping reel in seemingly lost Spanish investments

More in this Section

Spanish rescuers hope to reach borehole fall toddler in 35 hours

Yellow vest protests continue in France despite Macron outreach

Thousands attend mayor of Gdansk’s funeral

Labour must not rule out second EU referendum, says Starmer


Lifestyle

What’s better for your health – sleeping naked or in pyjamas?

Fixing leeks in the cold snap

How some home truths can help save the planet

Wish List: Some delightfully eclectic products we need in our lives

More From The Irish Examiner