SULU - Personnel of Panglima Estino MPS responded to an explosion incident transpired in a residential area in Brgy. Punay Poblacion, Panglima Estino, Sulu, on May 11, 2022.
Citing reports from Panglima MPS, a loud explosion was heard from a nearby area which prompted the personnel of said MPS to search and verify the origin of the explosion. Upon arrival at the explosion site, operatives cordoned the area and coordinated with Scene Of the Crime Operation (SOCO) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team (EODT) to further assess the situation.
Accordingly, a home-made dynamite used for illegal fishing exploded in the house owned by Baruli Abdurasid which resulted to the untimely death of two (2) individuals and wounding three (3) others.
Victims were brought to Rural Health Unit of Panglima Estino for immediate treatment while EOD team conducted post-blast investigation.
PBGEN ARTHUR R CABALONA, RD, PRO BAR, urged the public to refrain from storing explosives and using of dynamite in fishing as this is punishable under the law.