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12 injured in explosion at BOOT Dusseldorf


 The 50th anniversary Dusseldorf International Boat Show was rocked by an explosion this afternoon, leaving 12 people injured.

Boot Dusseldorf, often referred to as just ‘BOOT’, is held annually at this time of year, and had been running since 18 January. It is believed that today’s blast was caused by a dive computer battery exploding in Hall 3.

On-site doctors checked on the 12 injured people, and five were taken to hospital for further examination and treatment. According to reports, none of the injuries were serious.

After talking to other exhibitors at the show, it appears there was no real panic after the explosion, with people just referring to ‘a very loud bang’, and the show was up and running again a short while after the incident.

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Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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