Sultan Kudarat town mayor hurt in blast

Posted at 05/05/14 3:44 PM

MANILA – The mayor of Lebak, Sultan Kudarat province was wounded in an explosion at the municipal hall on Monday morning.

An explosive placed inside a motorcycle compartment went off beside the office of Mayor Dionesio Besana at around 10 a.m., according to the mayor's secretary, Henry Vegas.

Besana sustained shrapnel wounds on his hands and stomach. His police escort was also wounded.

Besana was brought to a hospital in Cotabato City for treatment. – report from Myrvic Kapunan, ABS-CBN News SOCCSKSARGEN