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Reports of injuries in ferry explosion in Mexico

CBS News logo CBS News 2/22/2018
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Eighteen people were injured, local officials said, after reports of a ferry explosion Wednesday in Mexico. Three Canadians and 15 Mexicans were hurt, according to the officials.

Local media reported the explosion took place on a ferry at the pier of Playa del Carmen, a popular resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast.

The local government said in a press release no deaths were reported and that the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The cause of the incident was unknown, the statement said. It also said activities of tourists and residents in the beach area nearby were continuing as usual. 

Officials said ferry crossings between Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel will resume through other companies that also provide the service at the dock.

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