Deadly explosion in Batangas

Published March 18, 2019, 3:12 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Lyka Manalo

STO. TOMAS, Batangas – Two persons, who have yet to be identified, were killed in an explosion that occurred at the Madison Garden Subdivision in Barangay San Roque here, Monday morning.

Two persons were killed in an explosion occurred in Barangay San Roque, Sto.Tomas, Batangas, Monday morning, police said blasting caps are recovered. (Lyka Manalo/ MANILA BULLETIN))
Two persons were killed in an explosion occurred in Barangay San Roque, Sto.Tomas, Batangas, Monday morning, police said blasting caps are recovered. (Lyka Manalo/ MANILA BULLETIN))

A report from Batangas Police Provincial Office (BPPO) said a loud explosion was heard at around 11 a.m. inside a concrete fence located at the farthest end of the subdivision.

The place is surrounded by unihabitated houses and vacant lots, said report.

But police said they found body parts apparently belonging to two persons in the area. According to Rollie Isip Yabut, a resident in an adjacent subdivision, the explosion was so loud that it threw residents in the area into panic.

 
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