Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cavite factory blast

This happened this morning lang. It worried me kasi medyo near lang yata ito sa mga inlaws ko.
here's the complete news from GMAnews.

MANILA, Philippines – The number of confirmed deaths in the powerful blast that hit a fireworks factory in Trece Martires City in Cavite province rose to five Thursday afternoon, as authorities continued to sift through the rubble of the explosion.

In an interview on dzBB radio, Cavite provincial police director Senior Superintendent Hernando Zafra said authorities have recovered five bodies but said the victims could not be identified.

"Wala po kaming identified na namatay dahil sabog-sabog po yung katawan. Gagawa kami ng paraan. Pagtutulungan namin ng mga medico-legal officers para ma-identify natin yung mga hiwa-hiwalay na katawan," Zafra said

(We have not yet identified the fatalities because their bodies have been dismembered and charred, but we will cooperate with medico-legal officers to identify the victims.)

Zafra also said 43 people inside the factory are being treated for injuries they sustained during the explosion.

Zafra added that aside from the police arson investigators and probers from the National Bureau of Investigation are in the area to determine the cause of the explosion.

"Di pa kami makabigay ng statement ukol doon sa dahilan ng pagsabog (We have yet to issue a statement because we are still determining what caused the blast)," he said.

In a separate report, radio dzBB’s Denver Trinidad who reported from the site of the explosion said three of the five fatalities have already been identified by factory officials. They are: Christian Panganiban, Rodelio Iso, and Marlon Rodrin.

However, the report said two of the five fatalities can hardly be identified due to the severity of burns they sustained. - Sophia Dedace, GMANews.TV

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