3 dead in Serenda explosion

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President Benigno Aquino at the blast site in Serendra Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Photo grab from PNoy facebook
President Benigno Aquino at the blast site in Serendra Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Photo grab from P-Noy facebook

MANILA (31May2013/PNA) – A loud explosion hit a condominium building in the posh Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City Friday night, reportedly killing three people.

Reports said a large slab of concrete was blasted off the building and crashed on a passing delivery van that was carrying the three victims.

The blast, which sent bystanders in the area into panic, occurred shortly past 8 p.m.

A tweet by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), citing initial report, said the explosion happened at Serendra 2 Unit 501, a first-class commercial and residential area at the BGC.

The condominium facility is near the newly-opened SM Aura.

Initial information reaching the Southern Police District Station 6 at the BGC said the explosion was caused by an appliance in one of the condominium units.

The incident was still under investigation as of posting time. (PNA)

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