1 dead, 9 others injured after boat explodes in the Bahamas

1 dead, 9 injured after boat explodes in the Bahamas

1 dead, 9 injured after boat explodes in the Bahamas

Video of the explosion's aftermath was shot by a passenger on another tour boat that came to the rescue.

"This is a sad day for Exuma and a sad day for our American friends", Chester Cooper, an Exumas and Ragged Island Parliament member, said in a statement on Facebook.

ABC News identified the deceased victim as Maleka Jackson and reported that Maleka was in the Bahamas with her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary when the tragedy occurred.

Four of the injured were taken to a Florida hospital, while the others were being treated in Nassau. "Stefanie was seated on the right side in the front so she was probably closest to the explosion".

One American tourist was killed in the explosion, while two others are said to be in critical condition at a Bahamian hospital.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family to raise fund for medical and travel expenses in order to get Stefanie and Stacey back to the states to receive further medical treatment.

Ten Americans and two Bahamians, the U.S. Coast Guard helped the Royal Bahamas Police Force transport passengers to various medical facilities.

Stefanie Schaffer, 22, from Rutland, Vt., lost both her legs in the explosion.

Schaffer was with her younger sister, mother and stepfather when disaster struck. Stacey Bender has broken bones and Brooke Schaffer and Paul Bender have cuts and bruises. It's not clear what caused the boat to burst into flames.

Shanta Knowles, superintendent of police for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, told NBC investigators were still "trying to determine what went wrong".

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