3 hospitalized after reported barge explosion near Mich. City, Ind.

Friday, September 15, 2017 06:24PM
Three people have been hospitalized after a reported barge explosion on Lake Michigan near Michigan City, Ind. Friday afternoon.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - Three people have been hospitalized after a reported barge explosion on Lake Michigan near Michigan City, Ind. Friday afternoon.

The three injured were transported to Franciscan St. Anthony's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, an official with the Michigan City Fire Department said.

Law enforcement officials tell ABC affiliate WBNLD that the explosion occurred on a barge operated by the Port Authority at about 3:30 p.m. The barge was moving buoys when the crew noticed a fuel leak and then there was an explosion.
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