Explosion rocks farming village in Zambo Sur-A A +A
Saturday, March 9, 2013
AN EXPLOSION has rocked a farming village in the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, a police official reported Saturday.
Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman Ariel Huesca said the incident occurred around 1:05 a.m. Thursday in the village of Lourmah, Mahayag municipality.
Huesca said no one was either killed or wounded and no properties were damaged although the explosion was just in front of an unoccupied house owned by Edina Lacson, 53, a caretaker of a 4.8-hectare rice field.
Huesca said land dispute is being eyed as the motive of the incident as Lacson has reported that two unidentified persons have harassed and threatened her last February 25 to vacate the place.
Lacson was told the rice field she oversees was already bought by a certain Dodo Navarro from the heirs of Pedro Abuton, the original owner, Huesca said.
The rice field was formerly cultivated by one Encarnacion Blancia, who employed Lacson as overseer, he said.
He said the police of Mahayag town are conducting an in-depth probe to unmask the perpetrators of the bomb explosion. (Bong Garcia)