Nebraskans hurt when boat explodes at Lake of the Ozarks

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SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. (AP) —  Authorities say five people from Nebraska were seriously injured when a boat exploded at a Missouri lake.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the explosion occurred Tuesday afternoon near Sunrise Beach at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The patrol says the boat was secured at a dock when a mechanical problem caused a fuel-related fire. James and Kari Hohenstein, Brad Vanwinkle and two children aged 12 and 16 were seriously injured.

A 2-year-old suffered minor injuries.

The 16-year-old and Vanwinkle were flown to a Columbia hospital, while three others were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The people on the boat are from Gretna and Elkhorn, Nebraska.

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