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Unidentified men set on fire Catholic chapel’s altar, statues

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Unidentified men set on fire Catholic chapel’s altar, statues

/ 10:58 PM November 11, 2017
San Isidro Labrador Chapel 2

Unidentified suspects poured gasoline at the San Isidro Labrador Chapel’s altar and religious articles and statues. (Photo courtesy by BALONG RIVERA)

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao – Unidentified men set ablaze a Catholic chapel in Barangay Labo-Labo here Friday night, fire officials said.

Fire Officer 1 Alonto Blaim, Sharff Aguak fire marshall, said the conflagration occurred at 9 p.m. amid heavy downpour.

Unidentified suspects poured gasoline at the San Isidro Labrador Chapel’s altar and religious articles and statues.

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No one has claimed responsibility for the attack on the chapel, which is right beside the national highway.

Firefighters put off the blaze 30 minutes later.

Blaim said a portion of the chapel’s wall was forced open and used as entry point by the suspects. –Edwin O. Fernandez /atm

San Isidro Labrador Chapel 1

A closer view of the burned items at the San Isidro Labrador Chapel (Photo courtesy of BALONG RIVERA)

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