Published On: Fri, Jul 12th, 2019

The 22 year-old girl who died in Playa del Carmen gas tank explosion was Dutch Judo junior champion

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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, a space she rented via Airbnb hosting platform.

RIP Kim Akker (Photo: Special)

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