Passenger Ferry Explodes at Mexico's Playa del Carmen

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Fortunately, officials said no one was killed and there are no serious injuries to report.

A blast has struck a ferry which was docked at Playa del Carmen, injuring passenger on board, local media reports. A local Mexican official said at least two Americans and three Canadians were affected. In a statement, the local government said that victims suffered minor cuts and were sent to the hospital.

"People are our priority".

Videos posted online by the newspaper Quintana Roo Hoy showed the blast sending a fireball and debris flying sideways from the ferry as it was moored to the dock with people nearby. Soon after the explosion, ambulances made their way into the pier.

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Witnesses said the ferry pulled into the port just three minutes before the explosion. The director of Civil Protection for Playa del Carmen reported there were no fatalities.

This photo, tweeted by a journalist, shows the damage sustained inside the vessel. According to the Associated Press, the explosion left a gaping hole in its starboard.

Authorities in Quintana Roo are now investigating the shocking incident.

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