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10 injured when passenger van tire blows

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Ten tourists were injured when a tire blew on the passenger van they were in heading to Holbox.

The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. along the El Tintal-Playa del Carmen highway at kilometer 41 of the 44-kilometer-long road. A passenger van carrying a load of visitors bound for Holbox ended up in the brush after one of its tires burst.

The moment the tire gave way, reports say the driver of the unit lost control. The van left the highway and skilled for nearly 20 meters before finally coming to a stop in the brush.

Passing motorists stopped to help those inside the van while others called Emergency 911.

Police, medical personnel and ambulances arrived. All 10 passengers received injuries and were transported to hospital. Only one person was reported to have multiple injuries. There were no fatalities in the accident.