Two persons were injured, but not seriously, today at the Barbados Coast Guard Headquarters, when an explosion and small fire occurred as a result of welding being carried out on one of the small boats there.

An official at the Barbados Defence Force said the fire was extinguished and the extent of the damage ???is being determined, while the cause of the explosion is being??investigated???.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Author: BDF/Sharon Austin

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