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Explosion kills two at Mexican resort where Brit businessman was shot dead – World News

Two people were killed and more than 20 injured in an explosion at Kool Beach, Playa del Carmen, in the popular tourist destination of Cancun in Mexico. Four foreigners were also injured

Debris from an explosion at a restaurant in Playa del Carmen
Debris from an explosion at a restaurant in Playa del Carmen

Two people have died and more than 20 injured in an explosion at a beachfront restaurant in the Mexican resort where a British businessman was shot dead on Saturday.

Four foreigners are believed to be among those injured in an explosion at Kool Beach in Playa del Carmen, south of Cancun that killed two workers, Mexican authorities said.

The explosion was caused by a leaky gas stove leading to an explosion.

City president Lili Campos said that the two people who died were workers but could not be moved due to the risk of the building collapsing.

A total of 21 people injured in the explosion were taken to public and private hospitals in the popular tourist area.







A gas leak caused an explosion at the restaurant
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A tweet from the Quintana Roo regional prosecutor’s office stated: “ Two people killed in an explosion at a restaurant in Solidaridad have been identified.

“Both are men and used to be restaurant workers. 18 people have been taken to hospital and 8 have now been allowed to leave.

“According to previous communications, the cause of the explosion was a gas leak.”







Members of the Mexican Navy and local police guard the restaurant
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So far, the identities of the injured, including four foreigners, have not been released by authorities.

Footage released by local media showed police removing bloody survivors on stretchers after nearby beach holidaymakers fled fearing a bomb had gone off.

A spokesman for the regional prosecutor’s office said: “We have opened an investigation into an explosion caused by a gas leak in the kitchen of a restaurant in the beach area in Solidaridad.”







Four foreigners were among those injured in the explosion
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The incident happened around 1:30pm on Monday, less than 48 hours after British businessman Chris Cleave was shot in an execution-style assassination near a nearby home in the presence of his daughter. 14 year old girl.

Two men on motorcycles shot him at close range after rushing next to his red Audi as he was in traffic.

The real estate agent, originally from Truro in Cornwall, was threatened by a drug gang after he killed someone.

There has been a flurry of violence in the resort with The Argentinian bar manager was shot dead with two bullets in the head and two Canadians were killed in a shooting in January.

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