2 dead, 15 others injured in Capiz grenade blast


ILOILO CITY: Two persons were confirmed dead and scores were injured in a grenade explosion past noontime today, Monday, in Barangay Lantangan, Pontevedra, Capiz.

In a telephone interview, PO1 Leah Batuigas, desk officer of the Pontevedra Police Station, declined to give further details on the sketchy bloody incident

She said a team of investigators is presently in the area to conduct a thorough investigation on what had really transpired and to determine the motive behind as well as the identities of the slain victims.

Batuigas said sketchy information have it that strong explosion caused by a fragmentation grenade rocked the vicinity of the Hontiveros Memorial School in Barangay Lantangan that killed two people and injured 15 others.

The bloody incident, she said, happened just after an unidentified male passenger alighted from the tricycle and walked his way several meters away from the school.

Batuigas said those injured, mostly minors, were rushed to the Bailan District Hospital, also in Pontevedra town for immediate medical treatment.

She said the identities of the slain victims have yet to be known pending the result of an investigation led by Police Inspector William Limjoco, Jr., chief of police of the Pontevedra PNP Station.

Barangay Lantangan is located some 16 kilometers from Pontevedra town proper. PNA


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