Metro-East News

Couple hospitalized after Southern Illinois boat explosion

Two people were seriously burned and hospitalized Saturday when their boat exploded in Grafton Harbor.

At about 6 p.m., the married couple was on an 18-foot wooden boat coming into the harbor when the boat exploded, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.

The couple was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur for injuries that were not considered life threatening, according to the Alton Telegraph.

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