DAVAO CITY – Another explosion transpired Wednesday noon at Purok 4, Brgy Hayanggabon, Claver, Surigao Del Norte.
In a statement sent by Major Ezra Balagtey of the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom), the air-conditioned Bachelor Bus with body number 365 and plate number LYH 790 operated by Yellow Bus Line from Surigao City bound for Tandag City, Surigao del Sur was parked along Cora Eatery of said place when the incident happened.
“Accordingly, some of the passengers were about to take their lunch when they noticed fumes inside the bus and immediately extricated from the bus,” the army’s statement said.
Four (4) of the passengers were reportedly hit by debris that caused them slight wounds.
Balagtey said the cause of the explosion is still being investigated by the Philippine National Police to find out “whether it was due to an improvised explosive device (IED) or a mining chemical precursor.”
The explosion is the third incident this week after two bomb explosions Tuesday.
A landmine critically wounded a rubber farm owner in Sumisip, Basilan Tuesday morning.
While three people, including the suspect, were injured in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, Tuesday noon after a grenade carrier exploded. (davaotoday.com)