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Authorities: 2 injured after a vessel explosion on Lake Mead

July 11, 2021 GMT

LAKE MEAD, Nev. (AP) — Two men have been injured after a vessel explosion at Las Vegas Boat Harbor on Lake Mead, according to authorities.

Nevada Department of Wildlife officials said a 30-foot vessel that had just finished refueling pushed away from the boat launch and exploded about 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

State game wardens and trainees provided aid to the injured men, some of whom suffered smoke inhalation.

One of the injured was rushed to a trauma center while other was taken to a hospital.

The names, ages and hometowns of the men weren’t immediately released.

Authorities say two wardens and one warden trainee were taken to hospitals for treatment of smoke inhalation.