Ferry blast injures passengers in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

02/21/2018 The Washington Post

Paradise Cruise Photo by Flickr user Jesus & Kristle
Photo by Flickr user Jesus & Kristle

An explosion ripped through a ferry as it unloaded passengers in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen on Wednesday, hurting as many as 25 people, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Initial reports on the number of victims varied. The local municipal government and the port authority both reported that 18 were injured, including 15 Mexicans and three Canadians. Local Civil Defense director Juan Medina Sosa said there were 25 injured, including three Canadians and two Americans, and all were in good condition.

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