Courtesy of MSHP

Boat Explodes at Lake of the Ozarks

A boat exploded at the Lake of the Ozarks Friday afternoon.

The Highway Patrol Troop F reported the explosion in a post on Facebook.

The post said 16 people are hospitalized with injuries.

The Highway Patrol says the boat was at Millstone Maria.

They believe gas fumes built up in the engine area and a spark touched off the blast.

The Highway Patrol says they will continue the investigation.