Father and son from Drumheller among seven dead in Mexico blast | DrumhellerMail
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Father and son from Drumheller among seven dead in Mexico blast

Two Drumheller area residents were killed in a suspected natural gas explosion at a resort in Mexico, among five Canadians dead and more wounded on Sunday.

 

Victims Christopher Charmont, 41, and his son John, 9, have been identified in the explosion at the Grand Riviera Princess Hotel, 90 km south of Cancun Sunday morning. They were among 15 people injured at the resort which was hosting 2,000 guests, 60-70 per cent of which were Canadians, officials said.

Mexican authorities suggested the explosion was caused by naturally occuring gas from a nearby swamp which built up beneath the hotel and ignited.

Christopher Charmont was employed at EnCana in Drumheller.

 

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