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Police camp bomb storage catches fire, goes off

Correspondent .

A STORAGE area for bombs caught fire causing these to explode in Barangay Indahag, this city, yesterday afternoon, police said.

The storage depot was situated inside the National Police’s Regional Mobile Force Battalion headquarters in Indahag, said Maj. Evan Viñas, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office spokesperson.

“There was smoke and then seconds later, a series of explosions was heard,” Viñas said.

The explosion occurred at around 2 pm, he said.

He said more than 50 pieces of assorted ordnance, including court evidence, vintage mortars dating back to World War II and unexploded ordnance from Marawi City, were stored in a shed made of wood and galvanized iron sheets.

Viñas said no one was seriously hurt in the explosion as the storage area was situated far from the headquarters, except for a responding firefighter whose finger was hit by a piece of shrapnel from an exploding bomb.

“It was very fortunate that the explosion did not cause serious injury,” he said.

“The shed was built a distance from the buildings just in case something like happens,” he added, although warning signs were placed around the storage depot.

A team from Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit was deployed on site and is still investigating the cause of the explosion, he said.

“We are just waiting for the result of the EOD investigation, whether the explosion was accidental or intentional,” he added.


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