5 hurt in grenade blast in QC store


MANILA, Philippines — An alleged hand grenade exploded inside a store in Cubao, Quezon City Monday evening, leaving five people injured.

According to reports from Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 10, the explosion occured along Edsa Avenue near Barangay (village) Immaculate Concepcion at around 9 p.m.

The victims were identified by Senior Police Officer 3 Arvin Dimalig, QCPD Explosive Ordnance Division, as Rommel Simporios, 26, Manuel Melano, Catherine Esquivel 36, Nino Espina, 24, and Felicidad Orencio, 21.

The injuries they received in different parts of their body were due to fragments from an alleged grenade, police said.

A witness, identified as Frederick Penol, told the police that the victims were busy working inside the Everest Lumber store when the explosion occurred.

Police suspect that an old grudge between the vendors was the motive as one of them was mauled a few days prior to the incident.

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  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/hbRkpPw1oYTBJamz.EH7acMZBBVoIlWXriA-#e4348 Felix

    Unahin na sana ang paghuli sa may gawa ng pagpasabog bago pa ang news conference.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Are we truly hopeless fellow countrymen?  Is our country surrounded by violent individuals, killers for hire, virulent crooks both in public and government ?  Where did we go so wrong that our society has declined into so much violent frenzy?

  • disqusted0fu

    gun ban is upcoming so they used bombs instead. way to outsmart authorities, crooks! more fun in the Philippines

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