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Woman killed, husband injured in Laoag explosion

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Woman killed, husband injured in Laoag explosion

By: - Correspondent / @leiadrianoINQ
/ 03:14 PM September 14, 2017

LAOAG CITY — A 51-year-old woman died in an explosion that injured her husband at their home in Barangay (village) 22 on Thursday morning, police said.

A witness saw Noemi Fiesta holding a box at their porch when it blew up, killing her instantly. The blast hurt Fieta’s husband, tricycle-driver Cresencio, who was a few steps away from her.

The blast shocked neighbors who were preparing breakfast.

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Supt. Edwin Balles, Laoag police chief, said fragments recovered at the crime scene indicated that the explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device placed inside a bottle.

The police are investigating their part in a land dispute, which may have led to the attack. /je

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