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ONE KILLED, 4 INJURED IN EXPLOSION ALONG PHILIPPINES HIGHWAY

GUIMBA, Nueva Ecija, -- A tricycle driver was killed while four persons, including two minors, were hurt in an explosion of suspected improvised explosive device along the national road in Barangay Pasong Intsik here Monday.

Killed was Marvin Barrientos, 40, a resident of Barangay Pacac here. His backrider, public school teacher Joe Laurence Mata, was rushed to a hospital in Tarlac City due to eye injuries.

The two minors, a grade 10 boy and grade 11 girl, sustained minor injuries and were brought to the hospital shortly.

The other victim was a tricycle driver who rammed the one driven by Barrientos after the latter went wayward.

Inspector Ronald Stockton, deputy chief of police, on Tuesday said that Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel from the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) have yet to ascertain what has exploded.

A witness from the residential area some 500 meters from the explosion site said it shook the earth.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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