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Cause of PH Army armory fire still a mystery–official

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 11:09 PM May 10, 2014

Smoke rises from the remains of a Philippine army munitions depot in Taguig City on May 7. AFP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Three days after a fire engulfed the Philippine Army’s armory in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, an official said the cause has remained a mystery.

Lieutenant Colonel Noel Detoyato, Philippine Army spokesman, said that the Bureau of Fire Protection in Taguig handling the investigation was still investigating the cause of the fire, which caused a series of explosions that killed one Army personnel and injured 31 others.

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“The Taguig BFP has not submitted anything regarding the cause of the fire,” Detoyato said.

Detoyato said the Philippine Army incurred a total of P19 million in losses based on a report by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion.

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Of the P19 million, P3.65 million were from the destroyed building, while the remaining were from 16 rifles, 14 M14s and two M16s, explosive devices, and office equipment.

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