Some 23 persons were hurt when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Hilongos town, Leyte Wednesday night.
The explosion took place around 9:01 p.m. at Barangay Central Poblacion where an amateur boxing match during a town fiesta was being held, 8th Infantry Division public affairs office chief 1st Lt. Cherry Junia said.
Initial investigation show that the suspected IED was detonated using a cellphone, she said.
The victims were brought to Hilongos District Hospital for treatment, she added.
Authorities are still determining the motive behind the blast.
Source: Philippines News Agency