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Nov 14, 2010

Explosion in Playa del Carmen hotel kills 6

We have just started looking for a good deal to Mayan Riviera when the news hit the net.

As per Associated Press “An explosion believed to have been caused by an accumulation of natural gas killed six people and injured 15 Sunday at a resort hotel on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, authorities said.

Initial reports indicate that three Canadian tourists may be among those who lost their lives in the blast, said Quintana Roo state Attorney General Francisco Alor.

The explosion happened in the lobby of the 676-room Grand Riviera Princess hotel in Playa del Carmen, which is located in Quintana Roo”

According to official reports, the investigations were focusing on the possibility that naturally occurring gas from a nearby swamp had built up under the hotel and somehow ignited.

The world became such a dangerous place lately, that we don’t feel comfortable anymore leaving our house. You read about tourists being hijacked and killed in South Africa, kidnapped in various places, mugged and raped or killed in explosions and it’s no wonder you start considering that a vacation in your backyard sounds not only economical, but safe also.
I guess we are not going to find out if the explosion at Grand Riviera Princess happened indeed because of natural gas natural ignition or it was an act of terrorism.

We did not feel safe to go to Puerto Vallarta because of Mexican ‘pirates’ and started considering the Mayan Riviera as a safe alternative. Now we don’t know what to think anymore.



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