BREAKING: Chartered boat explodes at sea!

Twelve persons are being airlifted to New Providence currently after the chartered tour boat they were on exploded this morning.

According to police reports, shortly after 10:00 a.m., a chartered tour boat – 4C’s – was traveling through the Exuma Cays when an explosion occured, causing the boat to catch afire.

Intelligence said 10 tourists, believed to be Americans and two Bahamians were on board.

A number of them are seriously injured and will be flown to New Providence for further medical attention.

Eyewitness News will update you as this story unfolds.