Photos: Passengers jump for their lives as boat catches fire and explodes on the River Thames in London


Photos:Passengers jump for their lives as boat catches fire and explodes on the river Thames in LondonPassengers had to jumped overboard when a boat got engulfed in flames and 'blew up' along the river Thames in London. According to eye witnesses, the incident occured in Twickenham, south-west London and flames was seen billowing from the 20-foot river cruiser, that was completely destroyed in the inferno. Eight people were rescued in the water by a private boat before the fire brigade got there. The London Ambulance Service also confirmed that three people with minor injuries were taken to a hospital.  The London Fire Brigade were called to the scene at 3.17pm on Saturday, September 21st and by 4.42pm the blaze was under control. Dormer X Factor contestant Rhydian Roberts, who came second place in series four, filmed the incident and shared it on Twitter saying; 'just watched a boat blow up on the Thames near Twickenham. Happened so fast. Some minor injuries but all on board are now safe! I look this pic after a while. Unbelievable how quickly it went. Dramatic here.'  A London…

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