In this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, a Saen Saeb canal boat makes its way through central Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
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Sixty people were hospitalized Saturday, mostly for burns, after the engine on a Bangkok commuter boat exploded and sent passengers leaping to a nearby pier or into the water, officials and reports said.The crowded boat was ferrying passengers on a major canal in the eastern outskirts of the Thai capital, which boasts an extensive network of waterways that teem with motorized commuter boats during rush hour. Witnesses interviewed on Channel 3 described a loud bang that rang out just as the boat was docking, sending some passengers racing for the pier, while others leaped into the canal's murky waters.
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