3 killed in Zamboanga bus blast
MANILA, Philippines–Three people were killed while another was injured when an explosive device went off at a bus in Zamboanga City Friday, police said.
Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, Region 9 police spokesman, identified the fatalities as bus conductor Meliton Orquijo, Hudson Guinilac and Allison Saavedra, both bus washers.
The three were killed when a suspected improvised explosive device went off at the bus of Biel Transit (bus number 2871) with license plate JAW 651 that was parked at the storage of the said transit located at Barangay (village) Labuan in Zamboanga City at around 5:50 p.m.
Firefighters responded after the bus went on fire after the explosion, he said.
62-year-old Bello Domingo, on the other hand, was injured.
Authorities have yet to determine the motive behind the attack.
Labuan is about 36 kilometers away from the site of the 12-day fighting between government troops and Moro National Liberation Front forces here. With report by Julie Alipala, Inquirer Mindanao
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94