On Board the U.S. Navy ship explosion: dozens injured

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They are in stable condition.

The explosion on the U.S. Navy ship, which occurred July 12, injured 21 people, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Apostrophe.

We will remind, incident happened at the naval base San Diego. As a result of the explosion also started a fire. Earlier it was said about 11 victims, who received minor injuries.

“Seventeen sailors and four civilians are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital,” — said in the U.S. Navy.

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According to rear Admiral Philip Sobek, the sailors received “minor injuries” and are in stable condition.

As writes the newspaper The San Diego Union-Tribune, the U.S. Navy believes that the fire started in the lower cargo hold, which stores marine equipment and vehicles.

Sobek also said that the Board was not ammunition, but is more than 3700 tons of fuel. Firefighters are trying to prevent its ignition.

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