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Seven injured following boat explosion at Taplow

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At around 12.40pm on Sunday 2nd August 2015 Thames Valley Police were called to Bray Lock, Amerden Lane, Taplow, near Maidenhead following reports of an explosion on a boat.

The boat is thought to be privately owned and there were a number of adults and children on board at the time of the explosion.

A man and a woman aged in their forties and a teenage girl who were on the boat have been taken to St George’s Hospital in London for treatment.

Another man in his forties, a woman in her thirties and a three year old boy who were also thought to have been on the boat have been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Another man received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Thames Valley Police officers are at the scene and an investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of the explosion.

Two fire appliances with crews attended the scene from Maidenhead fire station together with one from Slough fire station and the Water Rescue Units from Beaconsfield fire station and Reading fire station also attended along with two officers.

Residents were advised to avoid the area whilst emergency services continue to work at the scene however there are currently no road closures in place or traffic issues.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who may have any information about the incident to please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

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