Natasha Kaplinsky recovering after boat accident

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Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and her daughter are recovering after an accident while on holiday near the island of Corfu.

The former Strictly Come Dancing winner and her eight-year-old daughter Angelica were injured on the boat after it caught fire.They were initially examined in a local clinic and have since returned to the United Kingdom to continue treatment.

Angelica is reported to have suffered severe burns, but her condition is not being treated as life-threatening.

[Natasha Kaplinsky with her Strictly professional dance partner Brendan Cole]

Kaplinsky and her family own a five-bedroom mansion on the island, Plumbago, which is the same name as the boat. The boat itself has reportedly only suffered minor damage as a result of the accident.

Corfu Port Authority confirmed the incident in a statement to The Sun, saying: “Three people were injured after a fire on a boat.

“The vessel suffered a mechanical failure which caused a fire in the engine room, which was immediately extinguished by the people on the boat.”

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A spokesperson for Kaplinsky also told the publication that: “Natasha and her family were involved in an accident in Corfu.

“They came home early to receive treatment and are making a good recovery at home.”

The third injured person is thought to be Angelica’s grandfather. Investigators are allegedly looking into the source of the fire, which is being reported as a petrol leak.