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Indian woman hurt in Malabon firecracker blast

/ 09:31 AM November 24, 2016
Firecrackers (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ MARK ALVIC ESPLANA)

Firecrackers (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ MARK ALVIC ESPLANA)

MANILA — A 42-year-old Indian national was wounded when firecrackers exploded inside her house in Malabon city.

Sukwhinder Kaur, 48, was rushed to the MCU hospital for the treatment of minor burns.

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Kaur told police that the owner of the firecrackers was a certain Deepak, 22, an Indian businessman. No surname has been provided yet.

Chief Inspector Lucio Simangan Jr., said a fire that started about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, caused the explosion.  The fire did not last long and was immediately put out past 12 a.m. Wednesday.

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The initial cause of the fire, which led to the firecracker explosion, was faulty electrical wiring, SFO3 Alvino Torres said.

The wires were spliced inside the built-in wooden cabinet that contained the firecrackers.

The flames caused by the wires licked the firecrackers, which then exploded.  SFM

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TAGS: Accident, blast injuries, Explosion, Faulty electrical wiring, Fire, firecracker explosion, foreign nationals, Lucio Simangan Jr., Malabon City, Malabon City police, police investigation, Sukwhinder Kaur
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