Mexico ferry explosion caused by homemade explosive, report says


An explosion that tore through a ferry docked in a Mexican resort town and left more than two dozen people injured was caused by a homemade explosive, a leading local newspaper has reported.

The blast in Playa del Carmen last month is believed to have been triggered from a distance, El Universal newspaper reported, citing an investigation conducted by the Mexican Attorney-General’s office and the country’s marine secretary.

The newspaper also said the explosion might have been organized by someone with knowledge of mining materials.  Read more