BREAKING: Davao night market hit by explosion

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At least 10 people were killed at least 60 people were injured in the incident.

A night market in Davao city was surprised by an explosion, killing at least 10 people and leaving at least 60 people injured, according to presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella.

Abella said in an interview with CNN Philippines that there's "nothing defined yet" regarding the explosion.

The incident happened around 10:20 PM as per Davao City police spokesperson Senior Inspector Catherine dela Ray.


A loud bang was heard by the witnesses and soon, they saw smoke from the area of the explosion. Paramedics rushed to the scene and attended to the injured.

The victims were rushed to San Pedro Hospital and Southern Philippines Medical Center for medical treatment.

On early Saturday, September 3, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte confirmed that 10 people were killed in the incident.

"Let us pray for the victims of this unfortunate incident, especially those who died. Let us pray for those who are being treated in different hospitals and pray for their quick recovery. There are at least 10 people who perished because of the incident and a number were reported wounded," he said.

"Right now, we cannot yet give definite answer to as to who is behind this as we are  also trying to determine what really exploded," he added.

The mayor also said that according to initial reports, a liquified petroleum gas (LPG) tank may have been the cause. However, this is still being verified by the authorities.

Law enforcers are already investigating the incident so he advised the DavaoeƱos to go home already.


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