Sunday, August 01, 2021

7 hurt in gas tank blast in Manila

SEVEN people, including a three-year-old boy, were injured when a gas tank exploded in a tea shop in Sampaloc, Manila on Sunday morning, June 2.

A report from the Manila Police District (MPD) said the explosion occurred around 8:10 a.m. in Yogurt and Tea House in Dalupan St. in Sampaloc, Manila.

Investigators ruled out a terror attack.

Initial findings show the possible cause of the blast was gas leak.

“Possible gas leak Petron Gasul based on inspection conducted by EOD (Explosive Ordnance Division) MPD responding team. No IED (improvised explosive device) or parts (of) explosive device found so far. Still conducting post blast investigation at the scene,” the report said.

The injured victims were rushed to the Mary Child General Hospital for treatment. A car parked outside the establishment was also damaged. (SunStar Philippines)


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