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Another teen dies from Isulan explosion

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A CRITICALLY wounded teenager during the second bombing incident in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat has died, bringing to two the death toll from this latest attack.

Marialyn Luda, 15, succumbed to the injuries she sustained when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in an internet cafe in Isulan on Sunday evening, September 2. The blast killed Jan Mark Luda, 18, on the spot.

The fatalities were cousins, said Isulan municipal administrator Andrew Well Pallasigue. Marialyn died at past 10 a.m. Monday, September 3.

Fourteen others were wounded, including three who are reportedly in critical condition.

The explosion was the second in five days. On August 28, three people were killed while 35 were wounded when an IED went off in front of a used clothing store along the highway.

The latest attack has prompted Isulan Mayor Marites Pallasigue to suspend classes in all levels until the law and order situation is stabilized.

The mayor earlier said the military has sent additional personnel to augment the police and military forces currently securing Isulan, the capital town of Sultan Kudarat province. (MVI/SunStar Philippines)


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