At least 15 people are wounded after a grenade in a bar went off in Puerto Vallarta bar on Thursday.
With violence an increasing problem all over Mexico it is easy to assume that this was just the latest in the violent attacks. Governor Emilio Gonzalez Marquez however, says the grenade going off was an accident.
He says young people brought grenades into the nightspot “Pink Cheladas”, and one of the young men was carrying a bucket of beers and accidentally set off the explosive.
Luckily, no one was killed, but over a dozen were injured.
Grenades have become increasingly common, as Mexico’s drug cartels have used them to attack the northern city of Monterrey.
While many remain skeptical about this being an accident (due to time grenades having to have the pin pulled to detonate) the fact that grenades were so easily available to young people is worrisome. Whether the public chooses to believe the governor’s version of events it does not bring comfort to anyone, tourist or native alike.