2 hurt in LPG explosion in Pasay

Posted at 03/13/14 8:03 AM

MANILA – Two people were hurt when an LPG tank exploded in a house in Pasay City early Thursday.

Authorities identified the victims as Mirasol Vicente and househelp Excel Sordilla. Both suffered burns in the blast.

“Ang lakas ng yanig... paglabas ko... nakadapa yung dalawa,” Virgilio Lauren, a neighbor, said.

A CCTV camera in the vicinity was able to capture the extent of the explosion, it was learned.

According to Vicente’s son Jomari, his mother grew hungry and was planning to cook when the incident happened.

“Pag-uwi po nila mama, yung hose daw po ng LPG nakatanggal na... ayun dun na po nagsimula,” he said.

The victims were rushed to the San Juan de Dios Hospital, but they will be transferred to another hospital where there is a burn unit, relatives said.