Army chief vows to extend all possible help to Fort Bonifacio fire, blast victims

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Philippine Army (PA) commander Lt. Gen. Hernando DCA Iriberri on Friday vowed to extend all possible assistance to the victims of the fire and explosion which gutted the Explosive Ordnance Division (EOD) building at the Army Support Command in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Wednesday.

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He made this pledged during his visit to the victims confined at the AFP Medical Center and Army General Hospital.

“Their welfare and immediate recovery is the primary concern of the PA at this point,” Iriberri stated.

As of this posting, the number of persons injured in the fire and subsequent explosion at the EOD building has now climbed to 32.

This can be broken down into four officers, nine enlisted personnel, and 19 fire fighters, of which 13 are only volunteers.

Iriberri said 20 were already treated and released from the Army General Hospital.

Another four are still undergoing treatment at the Army General Hospital while six, mostly severe burns cases are still confined at the AFP Medical Center with one being treated at Taguig Pateros General Hospital and another one at the Ospital ng Makati. PNA

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