7 hurt in San Juan eatery blast-A A +A
Saturday, August 17, 2013
MANILA (Updated) -- At least seven people were injured after an explosion hit an eatery in San Juan City before dawn Saturday.
The blast occurred around 1:10 a.m. at Manoza noodle house along Wilson street. The explosion damaged nearby establishments, including a branch of the Pizza Hut, and Larry's Curtain and Upholstery.
The explosion injured three workers of the noodle house, a driver of a taxi that was passing by, two Pizza Hut workers and a security guard.
Eastern Police District head Chief Superintendent Miguel Laurel said they have yet to establish what caused the explosion.
"We cannot conclude yet because the blast site is still being processed by the SOCO (Scene of the Crime Operatives)...We are still conducting investigation," he said.
Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II rushed to the scene while authorities temporarily closed off the street to vehicular traffic.
Police are verifying information a liquefied petroleum gas tank caused the blast. (JK/VR/Sunnex)