5 females, 5 males among dead in Davao blast—Vice Mayor Duterte
DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte said he saw five females and five males as among those killed in the explosion in a night market here Friday night.
READ: At least 10 dead, dozens wounded in Davao night market blast
“Three of them were wearing massage therapist uniforms,” Duterte said.
But the vice mayor said they could still not identify what caused the blast.
“Initially, ang sabi LPG. Kailangan pa i-confirm yan. Wala pa sinasabi ang bomb squad and EOD,” he said.
(They say [the cause] is LPG. It needs to be confirmed. The bomb squad and EOD [have yet to issue a statement].”
Hundreds of people go to the night market which features street food, massage and rows of ukay-ukay stalls.
The explosion happened some 100 meters away from the Ateneo de Davao University. TVJ
Subscribe to our daily newsletter
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.