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Sunday 20 August 2017

One killed in explosion at Jamaican holiday resort

The incident occurred at the Riu Reggae hotel in Montego Bay
The incident occurred at the Riu Reggae hotel in Montego Bay

A holiday resort in the popular Jamaican tourist area of Montego Bay has been closed following an explosion that killed a maintenance manager and injured four other employees.

Jamaica Fire Brigade spokesman Emeleo Ebanks said officials are investigating what caused the explosion at the Riu Reggae hotel.

He said it occurred inside the hotel's boiler room and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people.

Mr Ebanks said firefighters will do a full inspection at the resort to ensure it is in compliance with regulations before allowing it to reopen.

Tourism officials identified the victim as Seduro McIntosh.

The £50 million adults-only resort opened in November.

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