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Gas tank explodes on roof of Playa del Carmen hotel

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A large gas tank on the roof of a hotel in downtown Playa del Carmen detonated Friday, injuring one.

Emergency personnel responded to reports of a gas tank exploding on the roof of El Cielo hotel on 4th Street between 5th and 10th Avenue in central Playa del Carmen Friday. Reports say one local man was injured when the tank suddenly went off.

Witnesses said that after the gas tank blew up, the hotel was evacuated. Staff at El Cielo reported everything was under control.

There have not yet been any officially released statements or reports on what caused the explosion or the amount of damages, nor has there been any update on the injured man.