Charges have been laid against five people in connection with a deadly explosion at a Mexican hotel in November, which claimed the lives of Drumheller locals Chris and John Charmont, Mexican authorities announced Monday.
The apprehension orders were issued for manslaughter, negligence causing injury, and professional misconduct, according to a Mexican newspaper. No names were released, but the Diario de Yucatan newspaper reported the orders were issued for both hotel employees and non-employees.
The Playa del Carmen municipal government also fined the Grand Rivera Princess Hotel $481,000 one month after the explosion.
Chris and John Charmont were among seven killed in the blast on November 14, 2010. Five were Canadian tourists.
A probe was launched following the explosion, and a municipal investigation indicated a natural gas leak was the source of the blast.