15 Nov 2010

Four die in hotel explosion

6:08 pm on 15 November 2010

Authorities in Mexico say at least five Canadian tourists and two workers have been killed in a gas explosion that ripped through the restaurant of a hotel.

They say a child was among the dead at the Grand Riviera Princess hotel in the beach resort of Playa del Carmen.

Seventeen people were hurt - seven Canadians, two Americans and eight Mexicans.