Americans among those injured in explosion at Mexican beach resort

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At least 13 injured after 'explosion' on board ferry at Mexico resort
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25 February, 2018

Authorities in Quintana Roo, Mexico, are reporting that at least 18 people have been injured in an explosion on a ferry in Playa del Carmen on Wednesday.

According to witnesses the ferry had arrived at the dock only about three minutes before the explosion was heard.

A dramatic footage has emerged showing explosion in a tourist ferry at Mexican beach leaving at least 25 people injured. "But after that we were able to help out a few others that had more serious injuries", Rebecca Lahlum said.

However, the exact cause of the explosion is still not known.

CCTV footage captured the moment the ferry apparently exploded. Source Twitter  Carlos Loret
CCTV footage captured the moment the ferry apparently exploded. Source Twitter Carlos Loret

The blast sent a fireball across the dock, which in turn caused debris to fly sideways, Sky reported. They reportedly heard passengers screaming and shouting, according to the Excelsior.

Three Canadians and two Americans were injured, local Civil Defence director Juan Medina Sosa confirmed tonight.

A video posted on Twitter shows when the blast rips through the vessel. The incident occurred when people were getting off the ferry, which operates between Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel.

The blast has left one side of the ferry, which belongs to the Barcos Caribe company, completely destroyed.

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