Map detailing the U.S. Navy Station Earle in New Jersey (Google)
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - The U.S. Navy says an explosion during boat maintenance at a New Jersey base has injured eight sailors and civil employees, and one person is hurt seriously.
The Navy says the blast happened inside a boathouse at Weapons Station Earle in Middletown as workers were doing maintenance around 9 a.m. Tuesday.
One sailor has been hospitalized with serious injuries. Seven other workers sustained minor injuries, mostly smoke inhalation.
The Navy says no ammunition was involved in the explosion.
The cause is under investigation.
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