Published: Sun, February 25, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

A Sudden Ferry Explosion in Playa Del Carmen Injured 25 People

A Sudden Ferry Explosion in Playa Del Carmen Injured 25 People

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. Footage shows the moment the ferry bursts into flames and smoke plummets from the area while people were milling about on the pier. Three Canadians and 15 Mexicans were hurt, according to the officials.

An explosion on a ferry as it unloaded passengers in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen on Wednesday left 25 people injured, AP reported.

Passengers were heard screaming and seen running out of the ferry, The Sun reports.

According to, at least five global tourists were injured in the explosion, including two Americans and three Canadians, but the number of injuries varies by source.

According to a preliminary report, it is thought there may have been a build up of gas aboard the boat.

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Police in Quintana Roo say the victims were taken into care in various hospitals. "Fortunately nothing serious, no life is in danger", Mayor Cristina Torres said in a statement.

The ferry sustained a substantial amount of damage.

The explosion was caught on security cameras at a dock in Playa Del Carmen.

A video posted on Twitter shows when the blast rips through the vessel.

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