American woman dead, nine injured after tour boat explodes in Bahamas

An American woman was killed and nine others from the U.S. were injured when a tour boat exploded in the Bahamas on Saturday.

The boat became engulfed in flames at around 9 a.m. off the coast of Exuma, according to WPLG in Florida.

There were 12 passengers on the boat, including two from the Bahamas.

Video recorded at the scene and obtained by ABC 11 shows the moments after the explosion as passengers on a nearby boat attempt to help. At least one person from the boat was pulled to safety.

Four of the injured were taken to a Florida hospital, while the others were being treated in Nassau.

The passengers on the boat were not identified, but the superintendent of the Royal Bahamas Police Force told NBC News that an American woman was killed in the explosion. Shanta Knowles told the network that her identity will not be released until officials told the victim's family.

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