American Killed During Boat Explosion at Bahamas

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He said both of his sisters, Stefanie and Brooke, were on the boat with their mother and stepfather Stacey and Paul Bender. Brooke and Paul managed to escape the blast with minor injuries, but Stacey also suffered serious injuries in the blast.

Stefanie's mother, Stacey Schaffer suffered multiple broken bones and internal injuries. Stefanie, a 22-year-old dancer, sustained life-threatening injuries resulting in both of her legs being amputated.

Ms Schaffer was sitting right above the location of the blast and is also in a critical condition, her uncle told NBC News.

Stefanie Schaffer's family has since created a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs of the medical procedures for her and her mom.

ABC News reported that one of the 10 Americans, who has not been identified, who was on the boat was killed.

The tour boat explosion is still under investigation, according to reports.

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Videos and photos show the boat packed with tourists fully engulfed in flames after the explosion occurred on June 30, 2018.

According to wire reports, on Saturday the family was on a boat tour off the island of Exuma, located about 130 miles south of Nassau. Twelve other passengers were on board. "The boat bursts into flames shortly after 9 a.m".

The U.S. Coast Guard, responding to a message for help, air lifted four passengers to a Florida hospital, according to the Bahamas Press.

"This is a sad day for Exuma and a sad day for our American friends", Chester Cooper, an Exumas and Ragged Island Parliament member, said in a statement on Facebook.

"Her legs, below her knees, had to be amputated", Stefanie's uncle, Mike Schaffer said.

According to a Facebook post by George Schaffer, the family will soon be airlifted to the US.