2 hurt in Batangas garbage explosion


BATANGAS: Two persons were hurt when the garbage pile they were burning exploded in Padre Garcia town on Saturday morning. Police Senior Inspector Dwight Fonte, Batangas PNP Information officer, identified the victims as Bernardina Manago, 63, and Lolita Balyao, 65, of Barangay Cawongan, Padre Garcia, Batangas. Initial investigation disclosed that the victims were setting fire on the garbage when the explosion occurred. No trace of an improvised explosive device has been found in the garbage. Both victims have been declared out of danger and are undergoing treatment due to minor injuries.


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