22-year-old Dutch Judo junior champion dies in gas tank explosion in Playa del Carmen


The former 22-year-old junior champion in Judo and originally from the Netherlands, Kim Akker, died on Saturday, July 6 in Playa del Carmen victim of a gas tank explosion in the apartment she rented on Airbnb.

Other people also got badly injured during the explosion.

The Dutch judoka Kim Akker, won the national title of the Netherlands three times in a row since 2015 in addition to obtaining the gold in the Senior European Cup in Uster in 2016, and a bronze In Saarbrücken. Kim also took the gold in the European Open, Glasgow 2016, one her greatest achievements.

It was confirmed by local authorities that the young Dutch woman died from the burns suffered, on Saturday, July 6, when a gas tank exploded in Selva Nova, space she rented via Airbnb hosting platform.

Source: the yucatan times

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