1 dead, 9 injured after boat explodes in the Bahamas

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The weekend incident killed one person and injured nine others.

The American tourist who was killed in a boat explosion in the Bahamas on Saturday has been identified as a resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She's now in a medically induced coma in critical condition; her mother was also severely injured. "The boat bursts into flames shortly after 9 a.m". There were 12 passengers on the boat, two of them were American.

Schaffer was taken to a Bahamas hospital, where both her legs were amputated. One woman died. Several others were airlifted to Nassau and Miami for further treatment. "The Family wants everyone to know they are so thankful for the outpouring of love and support by so many of you".

Shanta Knowles, superintendent of police for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, told NBC investigators were still "trying to determine what went wrong".

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Video of the explosion's aftermath was shot by a passenger on another tour boat that came to the rescue.

"This is a sad day for Exuma and a sad day for our American friends", said Chester Cooper, Exumas and Ragged Island MP, in a statement posted to Facebook.

According to the GoFundMe page started by the family, Stefanie "sustained life threatening injuries including a double amputation and remains in critical condition". We are saddened and our hearts our hurting, but we will get through this together. The cause of the explosion has not been determined at this time.

The tour boat explosion is still under investigation, according to reports.

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