(Update) Man, child killed, 15 hurt in Capiz blast

January 13, 2015 4:40 am 

MANILA, Jan. 12 — A still unidentified man and a child was killed following a blast which also wounded 15 others inside an elementary school in Pontevedra, Capiz, Monday noon, a disaster official said.

Both victims were declared dead at the hospital where they were taken after the blast, Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office executive officer Espidiron Pelaez said.

Initial reports indicated the unidentified man was the one who detonated the explosive which went off beside the Lantangan Elementary School along the national highway in Barangay Lantangan around 12 p.m.

Most of the wounded are elementary school students.Local police are now at the scene to determine the circumstances of the blast and what type of explosive went off, Pelaez said. (PNA)

LAP/PFN/EDS

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