Young man killed in boat explosion, father survives blast

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Explosion on a pleasure boat on Nieuwe Veerstal in Gouda, Oct 18th, 2015 (Photo: Twitter/@Christel2009). (Explosion on a pleasure boat on Nieuwe Veerstal in Gouda, Oct 18th, 2015 (Photo: Twitter/@Christel2009))

A 23 year old man was killed in an explosion on a pleasure boat on the Nieuwe Veerstal in Gouda on Sunday morning. His 60 year old father survived the blast, but was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

The explosion happened around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, according to the police. Both victims are from Hegelo.

Emergency services responded en masse. Attempts to resuscitate the younger man were in vain and he died at the scene. His father was rushed to the hospital. Their family have been notified.

At this time the police assume that the explosion was an accident. They have closed down the scene to investigate exactly what happened. According to newspaper AD, the explosion may have been caused by a leaking gas cylinder leading to gas build up in the boat's battery.

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