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Powerful explosion occurs on Norwegian boat: report

(Xinhua)

10:23, August 31, 2011

OSLO, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- A powerful explosion occurred Tuesday on board a boat in Sandefjord of Vestfold, Norway, without report of casualties.

According to Norwegian News Agency NTB, the boat was moored at the time of explosion.

The police was notified of the explosion at 15:47 local time in the afternoon and set up a safety zone of 1,500 feet around the boat because high gas concentration was measured in the air after the explosion.

Fire department started evacuating people from the area.

According to eyewitnesses, the explosion happened in the front part of the ship, which is about to tip over.

There is no report of injuries yet.

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