No Brits reported among dead in Mexico nightclub attack

No British casualties have been reported following the mass shooting at a nightclub in the Mexican resort of Playa Del Carmen.

Among five people killed in the shooting during an electronic music festival were two Canadians, an Italian and a Columbian.

The fifth victim was a woman who died in a stampede which followed the shooting at the Blue Parrot club, according to local officials.

Fifteen people were injured in the shooting as the club was hosting the BPM festival.

BPM said: “The violence began on 12th street in front of the club and three members of the BPM security team were among those whose lives were lost while trying to protect patrons inside the venue.

“The BPM Festival has been working closely with the local authorities throughout the festival to ensure public safety and security for all visitors.

“We are overcome with grief over this senseless act of violence and we are co-operating fully with local law enforcement and government officials as they continue their investigation.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families and all those affected by these tragic events.”

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in an updated travel advisory:  “If you’re in the area, you should continue to follow the advice of the local authorities.

“While there are currently no reports of British casualties from this incident, if you’re worried about a friend or family member, contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.”

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