One killed in Pagadian grenade explosion

Posted at 01/13/13 3:59 PM

MANILA, Philippines – One person died after a grenade exploded in Purok Esmeralda Bonifacio Extension, San Jose District in Pagadian City on Sunday morning.

Residents said they were sleeping when they heard the blast. When they ran outside their houses, the residents said they just saw a dead man without a left arm, wearing jeans with a gun in one of his pockets.

“Malakas ang putok. Ang mga buhangin tumalsik sa aming mga bubungan kaya nagsilabasan ang mga tao,” said resident Gregorio Torot.

No one can identify the blast victim, who is estimated to be between 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-2 with tattoos in his body.

Authorities said an MK-2 grenade was used in the explosion based on the shrapnels recovered in the blast site.

“We are still conducting an investigation... Probably it was accidentally done by the victim,” Police Superintendent Julius Muñez of the Pagadian PNP said. - from a report by Ronnie Enderes, ABS-CBN News Iligan