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    Smoke billows from a catamaran after a fire erupted on board in Grove in the Galician province of Pontevedra on July 24, 2018

    WATCH Disturbing Footage of Tourist Boat Engulfed in Flames off Spanish Coast

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    A catamaran carrying 52 people caught fire when it hit another vessel near a small island near the coast of northwestern Spain.

    In videos and photos circulating on social media, a tourist catamaran is seen burning near the small island of A Toxa off the Galician coast in northwestern Spain.

    The vessel, which had 52 people onboard, reportedly collided with another boat; at least seven people were injured, local media report.


    Black smoke is seen coming out of the vessel after it burst into flames.

    Rescue workers were filmed trying to put out the fire from boats and from the shore.

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