Explosive goes off near CIS

CIS explosion
Authorities have cordoned off the area where the explosion of a yet unidentified object took place. (Photo by Dean Lozarie)

 

by Dean Lozarie

Two construction workers of the UP Diliman Campus Maintenance Office were injured when a still undetermined explosive detonated near the Center for International Studies today.

The explosive went off at around 2:25pm as the workers were digging the grounds of the CIS on the corner of Fernandez Street and Roxas Avenue, according to Collins Atendido, a security guard stationed in nearby Palma Hall Annex.

Reynaldo Natividad and Faustino Valencia were installing street lamps along Fernandez Street when the incident happened. They sustained minor injuries all over their bodies, but remain conscious, authorities said. They were both rushed to the infirmary but one of the victims was eventually taken to East Avenue Medical Center.

Quezon City policemen have yet to determine the cause of the explosion, but they suspect it was a pillbox. An investigation is underway.

Author: TNP

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