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Mexico ferry explosion injures 25

23 February 2018

At least 25 people were injured when a ferry exploded alongside a pier in Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Caribbean coast. Local officials said 20 Mexicans, three Canadians and two Americans were injured in the incident on February 21, but that none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Image: Barcos Caribe
Image: Barcos Caribe

Local officials said the vessel, which plies between Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, was disembarking passengers when the blast took place. The ferry, owned by Barcos Caribe, was left with a gaping hole in its starboard side.

All ferries into and out of the port were suspended while officials launched an investigation into the cause of the blast.

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