Boat Explosion Sends 5 to Hospital

Five people have been taken to a hospital after a boat exploded as it pulled away from a dock in Ocean Pines, Maryland, police said.

Maryland Natural Resources Police said the 24-foot boat exploded as it pulled away from the dock about 2 p.m. Sunday. Three people were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore, and two others were taken to a local hospital.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Ocean Pines is about 10 miles outside of Ocean City.

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