3 hurt as blast hits bus on stopover in Maguindanao

BUS EXPLOSION. A bomb expert checks on the bags inside the Rural Tours Bus compartment following an explosion that left at least three passengers hurt in Parang, Maguindanao on Sunday (April 24, 2022). The bus had a quick stop for breakfast along the national highway in Barangay Making of the municipality when the blast, believed to have come from an improvised explosive device, went off. (Photo courtesy of Madame Vayotz FB page)

PARANG, Maguindanao – At least three passengers were hurt after a powerful blast rocked a unit of the Rural Tours Bus parked along the national highway here on Sunday morning.

The explosion occurred at about 8:45 a.m. at the back portion of the bus while some of its passengers, driver and conductor were having breakfast at a roadside eatery in Barangay Making.

The blast was about a kilometer away from the regional headquarters of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO-BARMM) situated in this town.

“Bomb experts are still at the scene,” Lt. Colonel Joseph D. Macatangay, town police chief, said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack, he added.

Police said one of the injured passengers was a woman. She and the two others were brought by responding policemen to the Parang District Hospital.

Macatangay said the bus driver and conductor, as well as other passengers, had a stopover in Barangay Making, Parang, Maguindanao for a quick breakfast. (PNA)

Source: Business Diary Philippines

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