Saturday, June 23, 2018
Close  
  • share this

PNRC reports 76 casualties in ‘Nazarene’ procession

/ 12:30 PM January 09, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Red Cross reported 76 casualties in the ongoing procession of the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila Monday.

In a phone interview, Gwendolyn Pang, PNRC secretary general, said of that of the 76, 33 were injured, 40 became ill due to high blood pressure, and 3 were transported to nearby hospitals.

Radio reports said a stampede occurred when a steel railing gave way, leaving a number of devotees injured. Pang, however, noted that the PNRC refused to call the incident a stampede since the injuries some devotees sustained were merely because of the collapsed railing.

ADVERTISEMENT

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Black Nazarene, Customs and Traditions, feast, Health, Injured, Metro, news, Philippine National Red Cross, procession, Religion, Safety
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.