Helium tank explodes in Kidapawan


KIDAPAWAN CITY: An alleged helium tank owned by a balloon maker family accidentally exploded on Friday night here while the vendors were preparing more stocks to sell.

Local police and bomb experts who responded to the blast said the explosion occured at Alim area in Barangay Poblacion here in front of the house of Johar Camad, whose family is engaged in party balloons business.

Camad’s wife, Noraisa said the loud explosion was caused by a helium tank they are using to inflate balloons.

She said her husband was carrying the helium tank when he slipped in a muddy area and dropped the tank causing it to explode.

The tank debris hit a semi-concrete house in Dumacon subdivision, 300 meters away.

An elderly couple, Richard and Nenita Amorin who were watching television at that time, sustained minor injuries.

Senior Supt. Leo Ajero, City Chief of Police, said further investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the explosion that shocked parts of the city.


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