Three British tourists were killed during a luxury scuba diving trip in Egypt’s Red Sea after their .
Dramatic videos from early Sunday show the two-story ship, “Hurricane,” completely engulfed, with black smoke billowing out over the Elphinstone Reef near Marsa Alam.
At least one person was seen leaping into the water as inflatable boats rescued the 12 other divers and 14 crew members onboard.
“Look, these oxygen tanks are exploding,” one person gasped during one clip. “The boat has gone.”
The three who died had decided not to dive that morning — leaving them trapped inside the blaze, which local authorities believe was sparked by an apparent electrical short circuit.
The other 12 tourists, all “qualified diving enthusiasts” from the UK, were attending a pre-dive briefing and were able to escape safely on inflatable rescue boats.
Some of the crew tried to rescue the trapped tourists before finally abandoning ship.