Marine killed, 3 hurt in Jolo blast PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 July 2013 14:20

A marine was killed and three others were injured when an explosive device they were retrieving exploded in Jolo on Saturday.

Killed was SSgt. Jessie C Sebala. Injured were TSgt Fructuoso S Cajote Jr., SSgt.  Albert C Tanong and Sgt Dexter M Balmore.

A military report disclosed that a marines EOD team led by TSgt. Fructuoso S Cajote Jr. were conducting recovery/disposal of a reported improvised explosive device (IED) at Sitio Satan, Barangay Tiptipon, Panglima Estino, Jolo, when it exploded.

Immediately, the four casualties were rushed to the Trauma Hospital in Busbus, Jolo, Sulu. Around 3 p.m. on the same day, two Huey helicopters left Busbus, Jolo, Sulu with the four casualties on board. They were brought to the Camp Navarro General Hospital in Zamboanga City. Sebala expired later. — Richard Falcatan