Published On: Wed, Jul 4th, 2018

Tour Boat Explosion In The Bahamas Kills 1, Injures 9

A small tour boat exploded in the Bahamas while carrying 12 passengers, causing one death and multiple injuries to other people. The deceased tourists has been identified as an American woman, Maleka Jackson, a resident of Tennessee.


The incident is estimated to have occurred on about 9 in the morning on Saturday, last weekend, when a tour boat in the Bahamas suddenly caught fire slightly off the coast to Exuma while twelve passengers’ were still on board. Two of them were natives and the rest were American tourists.

All passengers were rescued in time except for one, Maleka Jackson, wife and mother of one. She was celebrating her 15 wedding anniversary by vacationing in the Bahamas.

Upon rescue, she had already sustained multiple fatal burns and died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Her husband and son had booked the tour so that she can take a break and enjoy her vacations. Both were heart broken on hearing the news of her death and expressed their sorrow.

She was a loving wife and a caring mother and will always stay in the hearts of her family and friends.

All other victims of the boat explosion have also suffered terrible burns and severe injuries and are receiving treatment in the one of the best hospitals in town.

In the video captured by another tourist in neighbour boat, the fire and thick clouds of smoke can be seen clearly while tourists are trying to jump into shallow waters to escape.

From where they were immediately rushed to the nearest hospital. The cause of the fire is still unknown but the police is trying its best to investigate the case.

The investigations will continue until the cause is discovered however, it is speculated that the case will rule out as an accident due to faulty machinery.

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