July 29, 2021

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Masbate blast kills 4, injures 7

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A powerful dynamite explosion shattered a house, killing 4 persons and injuring 7 others in Masbate Province on Tuesday afternoon.

Destroyed was the house of a barangay chairman of Barangay Pajo, Balud, Masbate.

Dead were chairman Lina Recto and 3 others, identified as Aisa Sese, Ronelyn Bulala and Mac-Mac Dela Cruz.

The blast destroyed the house and uprooted several trees nearby.

According to reports, dynamite or ammonium nitrate was the cause of the explosion, that also injured 7 others, including 2 minors.

The injured were brought to Balud Municipal Hospital.

Police said the explosives were being used for illegal dynamite fishing.

The explosives, that went off, had been stored inside the house.