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Yacht explosion in Fiji leaves two dead

In Fiji, a Canadian couple are dead following an explosion on board their yacht Oblio at the Savusavu Bay marina on Monday.

The woman died instantly while her partner who was rushed to the hospital died early Tuesday morning as a result of severe burns.

Fiji Times online says the pair, Sean and Sharon Cody, were the owners of Windward Apparel Company and partners in Bamboo Clothing Fiji in Savusavu on Vanua Levu.

Fiji police have confirmed the incident adding investigations are continuing.

It is believed the couple spent time on their yacht in the territory several years ago.