- Mexico: Ferry Blast Injures 18 Passengers In Caribbean
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Mexico: Ferry Blast Injures 18 Passengers In Caribbean

Last update: 23/02/2018
MEXICO CITY, Feb 2 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- An explosion aboard a passenger ferry that was docked in Playa del Carmen, one of the Mexican Caribbean's top beach resorts, has wounded at least 18 people, the local government said.

"The reports we are getting is that people have sustained small cuts from splinters. Fortunately nothing serious, no life is in danger," Mayor Cristina Torres said in a statement.

Five of the injured were U.S. citizens and the rest Mexican nationals, the mayor's office added.

Video taken after the Wednesday blast and posted online showed at least two ambulances on the dock attending to some of the injured.

Images of the ferry showed what appeared to be a two-meter-long portion of the vessel's second-floor exterior blown out, exposing splintered wood and metal.....


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