At least 14 persons died and 60 were injured ain an explosion around 10 p.m Friday at the Roxas night market near Ateneo de Davao University here.
This was confirmed by Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, who is now in the incident area with President Rodrigo Duterte and Press Secretary Martin Andanar.
Police authorities still need to confirm the total number of casualties but people near the area disclosed they saw at least ten bodies laid on the ground after the explosion.
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Nanagan ang mga tao dinhi sa night market sa roxas street, keep safe! dunay nibuto
Posted by Ren Dela Cruz on Friday, September 2, 2016
Statement by Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte:
“Let us pray for the victims of this unfortunate incident, especially for those who died. Let us pray for those who are being treated in different hospitals and pray for their quick recovery. There are at least 10 people who perished because of the incident and a number were reported wounded.
Rest assured the authorities are on top of this incident.
Right now, we cannot yet give definite answer to as to who is behind this as we are also trying to determine what really exploded.
It‚Äôs a sad day for Davao and for the Philippines.”
Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte
Posted by MindaVote on Friday, September 2, 2016