Canadians among 25 injured in Mexico ferry explosion

Ferry explodes Mexico

In a statement, the municipal government said Three Canadians and two Americans were among the injured. Fortunately, officials said no one was killed and there are no serious injuries to report. There were no fatalities.

A ferry was in the midst of unloading passengers on a dock in the Mexican town of Playa del Carmen Wednesday when it suddenly exploded, injuring up to 25 people, according to a report.

"The priority is people". The municipality of Solidaridad also said 15 Mexican citizens were among the injured.

Local media say at the time of the explosion the dock was packed with tourists getting on and leaving ferry.

Fire engulfs the front section of a burning ferry as fire fighters battle the blaze off the shore of Merak city, January 28, 2011.

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The blast sent a fireball across the dock, which in turn caused debris to fly sideways, Sky reported.

The ferry provides shuttle service between Playa del Carmen, located just 40 minutes south of Cancun, and the island of Cozumel.

Investigation is now underway to determine the origin of the explosion.

The Barcos Caribe vessel was left with a gaping hole in its starboard side next to a passenger seating area.

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