outbrain
Close  

25 injured in armory fire as bomb squads clear area

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:49 PM May 07, 2014

Video by INQUIRER.net’s Ryan Leagogo

ADVERTISEMENT

 

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly seven hours after fire hit the armory at the Philippine Army Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City, bomb squads have been checking the area for undetonated explosive devices.

FEATURED STORIES

Lieutenant Colonel Noel Detoyato RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Members of the Explosive Ordnance Division have been surveying the premises in pairs.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

A television report said the scene of the fire has since been cordoned off.

Quoting Army officials, the report said it may take up to three days to clear the area.

As of posting time, the number of injured from the fire and series of explosions has risen to 25, said Lieutenant Colonel Noel Detoyato, Army spokesman.

RELATED STORIES

List of injured at Fort Bonifacio blast

23 hurt as fire, blasts rock army armory

Fire hits Army headquarters

ADVERTISEMENT

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
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: bomb squad, Explosion, Fort Bonifacio, Nation
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 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.