Two Polish tourists were killed and two seriously injured in scuba diving tank explosion on a Croatian island of Vis.
News Limited reports that the first victim on the southern island of was a 48-year-old Polish woman who died on the spot.
“The diving tank exploded while it was being unloaded from a boat on the coast in the port of Komiza,” the transport and sea ministry said.
The cause of the blast was most likely a valve that popped out, it said.
Three other injured tourists – two men and a woman – were immediately transported to a hospital in the coastal town of Split on the mainland.
One of them, a 43-year-old man who sustained a head injury, died in the hospital overnight, its surgical department said.
The victims were in a group of 12 Polish tourists who arrived in Komiza to go scuba diving, the ministry said.
Croatia, which has a population of 4.4 million, attracts more than 10 million tourists each year, who mainly visit the country’s Adriatic coast.