LA PAZ, Abra (DWDD) – An alleged hand grenade explosion occurred at La Paz Town Plaza during the fireworks display in celebration of the town fiesta.
Casualties were rushed to Abra Provincial Hospital, while One Person of Interest in custody.
Authorities have alerted adjacent municipalities to conduct checkpoint, the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) and Explosives Ordnance Division (EOD) personnel has already processed the crime scene.
As of the latest, two (2) casualties, namely PO3 Carlos Bocaig and PO2 Frenzel Kitoyan,both members of Abra Police Provincial Office (PPO) PMFC expired while undergoing treatment; meanwhile, slightly injured Mayor Menchie Bernos, Congressman Joseph Santo Nino Bernos, both went home after initial treatment.
Other injured admitted in hospital were identified as Ryan Manasan, Jayron Sales, Marian Manzano, Kenneth Onobre, Aira Cortez, Mark Beronilla, and Merry Rose Baluyot.
Two hand grenade levers were recovered from the scene. AES/ALS