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Witnesses describe massive explosion on fuel barge

Witnesses describe massive explosion on fuel barge

POSTED: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:04am

Several explosions occurred on Wednesday night on the east side of Alabama's Mobile River.

It happened between the Bankhead Tunnel and the waterways.

As of 10p.m. four explosions have been confirmed, and a fifth and sixth explosions have been reported.

Mobile Fire and Rescue report two barges previously loaded with liquid natural gas exploded.

The United States Coast Guard said the three injured were cleaning the barge.

One man fell in the water after the explosion, but was recovered.

All three were transported to USA Medical Center.

They are in critical condition.

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