Grenade blast injures 2 in Masbate City

MASBATE CITY- An early Sunday morning explosion jolted this city today.

In an interview with BICOL STANDARD, Masbate City Chief of Police P/Supt.Cerilo Trilles said that the grenade went off  at 3:05 a.m.

The blast took place in front of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Bank located  along Quezon St., Barangay Centro here.

Witnesses told police that a man on board a Kawasaki motorcycle flung the grenade in front of said establishment. They failed to identify the suspect, however, because his face was covered by a black full helmet.

Two people were hurt by the blast.

Police identified the victims as Ian Maristela Irene, 33, the bank's security guard and Charlie Basa, 53, a garbage collector.

Both only sustained minor injuries.

Three vehicles were also damaged by the incident.

The Chief of Police here has already ordered an investigation on the incident. --BICOLSTANDARD.COM


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