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10 tourists injured when tire blows on van bound for Holbox

Holbox, Quintana Roo — A passenger van carrying a load of tourists was involved in an accident along a highway toward the popular island of Holbox.

The accident occurred over the weekend when a van carrying passengers had a tire explode. Reports say that the tire blew around 10:30 p.m. when the van was travelling on the Tintal highway heading toward Holbox.

Upon exploding, the driver lost control, leaving the highway and skidding into the trees for nearly 20 meters before coming to a stop. The van was carrying 10 tourists, all of whom were injured.

Passing motorists witnessed the accident and called Emergency 911. Police and ambulances arrived to transport the injured to nearby hospitals.

There is no word on names or the extent of injuries, only that there were no fatalities. Police say they continue to investigate.