1 dead, 9 injured after boat explodes in the Bahamas

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There were 12 passengers on the boat, including two from the Bahamas.

News outlets report video filmed from a nearby boat showed tourists jumping into the water in an attempt to rescue passengers in the burning boat.

"It was insane. People from our boat jumped in the water and we got people off the water into our boat, all of these injured people".

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New York-resident Mike Schaffer told local CBS-affiliate WCAX-TV that he was shocked to hear that his niece and her family were injured in an explosion. ".I still can't believe it".

Her father, Malvin Grimes, told ABC that Maleka Jackson and her husband, Tiran Jackson, "had booked the trip to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary".

The family said in a statement to U.S. media on Tuesday: "As you can imagine this is an incredibly hard time for the family, especially Tiran and Maleka's 12-year-old son".

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A GoFundMe page that has been created to help the family with medical and travel expenses.

"She lived a full life", Grimes said, "Full in that it could overflow toward others". Image via Facebook.The mother of Chattanooga native Maleka Grimes Jackson describes her daughter as a "Gem" a "God Fearing Woman" following her death in a boat explosion in the Bahamas over the weekend. Maleka Jackson died Saturday during an explosion on a Bahamas tour boat. She's going into her senior year at Castleton University, planned to do an internship and graduate in December. Her mother Stacey also suffered a fractured leg and at least two broken ribs.

Stepdad Paul Bender and sister Brooke suffered cuts and bruises, George said, according to ABC.

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Her brother George Schaffer posted on his Facebook page that surgeons amputated both Stefanie's legs below the knees.

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