Fuel accidentally pumped into rod holder leads to explosion

Three people were injured in North Carolina Friday after 28 gallons of fuel were mistakenly pumped into this boat's rod holder, which prompted an explosion when a battery was disconnected, according to authorities.

Three injured in North Carolina boating mishap

Three people were injured when a boat exploded last week in North Carolina after 28 gallons of fuel were inadvertently pumped into a fishing rod holder instead of the gas tank, according to media reports.

WECT reported another boater noticed a sheen of gas on the water and told the men to call a tow company instead of cranking up the boat because it might cause an explosion, but a spark ignited the fuel when a battery was disconnected.

Three men were injured, and two were transported to a local burn clinic with non-life threatening injuries, WECT reported.

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