Americans among those injured in explosion at Mexican beach resort

Ferry explodes Mexico

The injuries were said to be non life-threatening and their conditions were said to be stable.

At least 18 passengers were injured in a Wednesday morning ferry explosion at Mexican spring break hot spot Playa del Carmen.

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

"People are our priority".

"The reports we are getting is that people have sustained small cuts from splinters". Videos showed the blast sending a fireball and debris flying sideways from the ferry.

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The ferry, owned by Barcos Caribe, was docked at the tourist resort town of Playa del Carmen when one of the sides appeared to explode. Soon after the explosion, ambulances made their way into the pier.

The cause of the incident was unknown; however, a preliminary indication for the cause of the explosion was "mechanical failure", according to Quintana Roo officials. The director of Civil Protection for Playa del Carmen reported there were no fatalities.

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

Since February of 2015, the company has provided maritime transportation services between the two tourist sports.

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