Zamboanga: BFP records P62.5M damage in fireworks warehouse blast; Dalipe orders thorough probe

Photo courtesy of City Government of Zamboanga FB Page)

Fire investigators recorded an estimated P62.5 million damage from the explosion in a fireworks warehouse at Marquez Drive, Tetuan, Saturday afternoon, June 29. Five (5) people were killed and more than 20 others were wounded during the incident.

In its latest report, the City Fire Department said the storage and a residential house were totally destroyed while 15 other structures were partially damaged during the incident.

As this developed, Mayor John Dalipe has ordered authorities to conduct a thorough probe on the explosion. He likewise reiterated his directive to the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) to provide all the necessary assistance and support to affected individuals and families, particularly those who perished during the unfortunate incident.

Authorities identified those who perished as Roly Limen, 38 years old; Miriam Daiz Gregorio, 37; Arden Limen; 4; Erica Mae lacastesantos, 18 andn Jonalyn Enriquez Ramos, more or less 19-20 years old.

In its partial count, the City Fire Department said 24 individuals were injured but the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) recorded 38 injuries, 30 of which suffered minor wounds and 8 with serious injuries.

The CSWDO continues the conduct of assessment and profiling as of posting time.

The fire was reported at 4:14pm Saturday and reached second alarm. Fire out declaration was at 6:40pm.

Fire probers have yet to determine the exact cause of the incident. (CMO-PIO)

(Source: City Government of Zamboanga FB Page)

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