At least 21 people were injured in a fire and explosion on Board the landing ship Bonhomme Richard at the US Navy base in San Diego California, USA. This is reported by CNN.
вЂњOne of the local hospitals is treating 17 sailors and four civilians injured in the incident on the ship. The condition of the wounded is stable and their injuries are not life-threatening, вЂњ the US Navy said in a statement.
The fire on the ship is still not extinguished, firefighters continue to fight the fire.
The cause of the fire and explosion has not yet been determined, and an investigation has been launched. It is assumed that the fire started in a storage room for vehicles located in the lower part of the ship. There is no ammunition on board the ship, the US Navy said.
The Bonhomme Richard ship, designed for more than 1,000 personnel, had about 160 sailors on board at the time of the fire. Shortly before the fire, which occurred on July 12, technical work was carried out on the ship.