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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says it is making "urgent enquiries" to determine if any Australians have been affected by a shooting at a Mexican nightclub.
Hundreds of people packed the Blue Parrot club in the resort town of Playa Del Carmen early on Monday morning, local time, when shots rang out.
At least five people are feared dead.
Footage on social media showed dozens of people fleeing from the club, some carrying injured friends as they ran down the street.
On Monday night, a spokesperson for DFAT said the Australian Embassy in Mexico was working to find out if any Australians were involved.
"We are aware of reports of Australians in the area," the spokesperson said.
"If you have any concerns for the welfare of family and friends in the region, you should attempt to contact them directly."
Those who are unable to get in contact with friends and family in the area, who may hold concerns for their welfare, are urged to contact DFAT's 24-hour consular emergency centre on 1300 555 135, or +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas.
The shooting happened on the closing night of the BPM electronic music festival, where festivities at Blue Parrot were due to begin at 11pm and go to 6am.
Australian DJ Danny Chien, better known as Wax Motif, wrote on Twitter that he watched the incident unfold.
"It happened right in front of us. Still can't believe it was real," he said.
"We all jumped the fence to get out and saw at least 4 bodies down on the escape."

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