5 miners hurt in Masbate blast

Posted at 06/14/12 6:38 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Five miners were injured in an explosion in a mining site in the town of Aroroy, Masbate on Thursday, police said.

Masbate Provincial Police Director Sr. Supt. Heriberto Olitoquit said an improvised blasting cap exploded after one of the miners picked it up from the ground.

Olitoquit said the incident occurred at the mining’s site panning area in Sitio Bailan, Barangay Capsay.

The injured victims--Joffrey Sertinel, Jun Catariño, Adrian Tenel, Roan Sibu, Joel Sebillo--were rushed to the Aroroy Hospital and were treated for minor injuries. -- Report from Robert Mano, dzMM