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Tourists Killed In Croatia

2 Polish tourists killed when scuba tank explodes

Sep 23, 2010

Two Polish tourists were killed and two seriously injured in scuba diving tank explosion on a Croatian island of Vis.

News Limited reports that the first victim on the southern island of was a 48-year-old Polish woman who died on the spot.

"The diving tank exploded while it was being unloaded from a boat on the coast in the port of Komiza," the transport and sea ministry said.

The cause of the blast was most likely a valve that popped out, it said.

Three other injured tourists - two men and a woman - were immediately transported to a hospital in the coastal town of Split on the mainland.

One of them, a 43-year-old man who sustained a head injury, died in the hospital overnight, its surgical department said.

The victims were in a group of 12 Polish tourists who arrived in Komiza to go scuba diving, the ministry said.

Croatia, which has a population of 4.4 million, attracts more than 10 million tourists each year, who mainly visit the country's Adriatic coast.

2 Polish tourists killed when scuba tank explodes
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