2 kids dead in Bulacan fireworks factory explosion | Inquirer News

2 kids dead in Bulacan fireworks factory explosion

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
, / 11:49 AM November 23, 2016

(Updated, 12:02 p.m.) STA MARIA, Bulacan–At least two were reported dead and four were injured after a fireworks factory exploded in Sta. Maria, Bulacan on Wednesday morning.

In a report by radio DZMM, Bureau of Fire Protection-Bulacan identified the fatalities in the explosion that hit AA Fireworks factory in Pulong Buhangin as siblings Ashley Mayo, 2 years old, and 5-year-old Rylee Mayo. Another factory worker was injured.

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Supt. Ranier Valones, Sta. Maria chief of police, said the explosion took place at sky rocket factory in Sitio Bangka-bangkaan, Barangay (village) Pulong Buhangin at around 8 a.m. It was declared fire out past 9 a.m.

Valones said police have yet to identify the owner of the store.

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Citing Bulacan police, the radio report said the factory’s license to operate already expired in June.

Last month, a firecracker store also exploded in Bocaue town, dubbed as the firecracker capital of the Philippines because of numerous stores that sell pyrotechnics merchandise.With a report from Yuji Vincent Gonzales/IDL

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