An explosion on a sports boat on the Kleine Müritz on Sunday left two people life-threatening and another seriously injured. They suffered burns and were flown to special clinics in Berlin and Lübeck with rescue helicopters, the police said. According to the information, the victims come from the state of Brandenburg.

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The cause of the explosion and the subsequent fire was initially unclear. The criminal police and a fire investigator had started their investigation. The police estimated the property damage at around 10,000 euros.

At the time of the accident, shortly before noon, the boat was anchored between the towns of Rechlin and Vipperow near the island of Burgwall.