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NEW YORK (77 WABC) — A naval ship explosion Sunday injured several sailors who were on board the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard in San Diego.
There were 17 sailors and 4 civilians hurt in the blast, but CNN said they are all non-life threatening injuries.
The cable network said all sailors have since been evacuated. There were approximately 200 sailors and officers on the ship when the explosion happened just before 9 a.m. local time.
Smoke was seen bellowing from throughout the ship as tugboats fired water at the fire.
The San Diego Fire Department had multiple agencies were battling the three-alarm blaze. It’s not clear what started the fire.
— SDFD (@SDFD) July 12, 2020
Explosion and fire onboard the American regime's USS Bonhomme Richard aircraft carrier in San Diego Naval Base.
— Iran Military (@Iran_Military) July 12, 2020