A SOLDIER was killed while his fellow trooper was injured in an explosion inside the shop of the Explosives, Ordinance and Demolition (EOD) Team Bravo of the Philippine Army at the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (Noppo) compound in Bacolod City around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Brigadier General Jon Aying, commander of the Army’s 303rd Brigade, identified the casualty as Technical Sergeant Joven Maravilla.

Maravilla did not make to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital alive.

The wounded victim was identified as Corporal Erwin Trases. Both are members of the 22nd EOD Battalion, Ascom of the Philippine Army.

Aying said only Maravilla and Trases were inside the shop when the blast happened.

Investigation is ongoing, Aying said.