June 15, 2024

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15 hurt in Calapan resto explosion

By Jun Talusan

Photo courtesy of Calapan City LGU

AT least 15 persons on Thursday were injured while 12 vehicles incurred damages following a gas explosion at a Korean restaurant in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

Police Regional Office 4-B director Brig. Gen. Joel B. Doria said the blast hit Mr. Won’s Samgyeopsal Korean Restaurant located at XentroMall Calapan in Bgy. Lumangbayan in Calapan City at 10:20 a.m. Thursday.

The incident, believed to have been triggered by a gas leak, injured four restaurant staff, a delivery boy and 10 other unidentified civilians.

Following the incident, Doria said they activated their Incident Command Post, in coordination with the local BFP, the Mimaropa RECU under their Regional Mobile Force Battalion and the Calapan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

 The official assured the public that utmost efforts are currently being made to ensure the safety and well-being of the general public in the city.

He said their law enforcement personnel are working closely with the BFP to gather all necessary evidence and information to facilitate a thorough investigation.

Doria urged the public to remain calm and cooperate with investigators and other authorities.

He said any information related to the incident may be relayed to the nearest police station or through their designated hotlines.