COTABATO CITY: A Philippine Army instructor died while nine trainees were wounded when a fragmentation grenade accidentally exploded during a grenade handling demonstration at the Army Reserve Command in Barangay Asinan, Buayan town in General Santos City on Monday.
Supt. Romeo Galgo Jr, Police Regional Office 12, said Technical Sergeant Pableo Balansag, was holding a grenade in front of trainees when the grenade accidentally exploded causing his death.
The wounded were identified as T/Sgts. Rolando Camoro and Soriano; Staff Sgt. Norjan Salik; Corporals Jonard Barlizo and Michael Camus; Privates First Class Ramon Baylon and Basser Lumanga; and Privates Francisco Martinez and Jovito Besana.