Eight people were injured, including two seriously, after a boat exploded on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney.
Emergency personnel were called to a marina near Danger Road in Brooklyn on Sunday at 5:10 p.m. after reporting that a ship was set on fire.
Police, ambulance and firefighters from the Berowra fire station attended the scene.
Eight people were treated by paramedics and reportedly suffered various burns.
BROOKLYN | A boat exploded near Dangar Island on the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney. The first reports indicate that people are suffering from burns and that the boat is well lit. @nswpolice, @NSWAmbulance and @NSWRFS are here.
– NSW Fire and Rescue (@FRNSW) April 4, 2021
A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance said two people were critical while four were in serious condition and two in minor condition.
They were taken to hospitals in Royal North Shore, Westmead.
Fire and Rescue NSW said the boat was badly damaged and sank in shallow water.
They are investigating the cause of the fire.