Man’s head, arms blown off in Zambo Sur bomb blast PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 September 2013 13:41

A man was killed, with his head and arms blown off in an explosion along the highway in Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur

Tuesday night.

Authorities were still conducting investigation to identify the fatality as police are inclined to believe that the man,could be the carrier of the bomb that may have prematurely exploded.

The explosion occurred around 9:35 p.m. along the highway in Barangay Tapodoc, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, according to Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca.

Huesca, citing reports from the field, said the 9th Regional Public Safety Battalion’s explosive ordnance demolition (EOD) and Labangan policemen have recovered another unexploded bomb while sifting through the site of the explosion during a post-blast investigation.

Huesca said the recovered unexploded bomb is a cellular phone-triggered explosive with a 60-milimeter mortar shell as the main charge.

The EOD conducted disruption procedure on the recovered bomb, according to Huesca.

He said the body of the unidentified man was found around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday some 15 meters away from blast site by telecommunications giant firm’s technicians who repaired the communication cables damaged by the bomb explosion.

He said the Labangan police command is conducting a “follow-up investigation to possibly identify the victim and the possible participation” as well as and the motive of the incident.