10 dead as blast rocks Davao City: police


At least 10 people died and dozens were injured when an explosion rocked a market area in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s southern home city of Davao on Friday night, police told Agence France-Presse.

The explosion occurred close to one of Davao’s top hotels that is popular with tourists and business people, city spokeswoman Catherine dela Rey said.

“There was an explosion but as to what caused it, it is still under investigation,” dela Rey said.

“Ten people died on the spot, at least 30 injured.”


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  1. My heart full of sorrow for the victims of this blast……may justice prevail to the cause of this suspicious and serious criminal intent…..security forces needed to arrest and apprehend perpetrators of this unacceptable and sick ……. Haters……..

  2. Thank you for the news! Why Davao City? It is simply to cause pain and send a message to Pres. Digong that you’ve hurt us, so, here’s the reply: death to the people you once served, but, why the night market when the place is the chance and venue for the poor to profit little cash, but, bombs are for everybody and people in Davao City have experienced it many times before and has not cowed the populace instead steeled the resolve to fight what is evil.