Spain tourist boat fire: At least five injured as vessel bursts into flames in Galicia

Spain tourist boat fire: At least five injured as vessel bursts into flames in Galicia

At least five people were injured when a tourist boat burst into flames along the coast of north-west Spain.

Two people suffered serious burns and were airlifted to hospital after the incident on Tuesday, authorities said. At least three others were also treated.

Shocking pictures showed the boat completely ablaze with orange flames, sending a thick plume of black smoke over the sea.

The catamaran was carrying 48 passengers and four crew members when it collided with another vessel off the island of Toxa, Spanish media reported.

A total of 48 people were travelling on board when the vessel caught fire (EPA)

Some passengers reportedly jumped into the sea as the flames spread.

At least five people were injured, including two with serious burns (EPA)

The boat departed from the Galician coast on a sightseeing trip earlier the day.