CRMC releases initial list of Cotabato bombing victims

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Car bomb rocks Cotabato City. PHOTO BY JOEL CADELINA
Car bomb rocks Cotabato City. PHOTO BY JOEL CADELINA

By Noel Punzalan

COTABATO CITY, 6Aug2013 – The Cotabato Regional and Medical Center here has released the initial list of those wounded in a blast caused by a car bomb along Sinsuat Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

At least 28 victims were included in the list posted by the CRMC staff outside its admittance section to use as reference by anxious relatives who rushed to the hospital premises.

Those in the list are P/Chief Insp. Abubakar Mangelen Jr., Adam Haron, Allan Karuana, Duardo Malicdem, Mikael Almiroda, Mokan Kamsa, Aisa Manguda, Emily Lu, Harris Linto, Mampen Macapages, Erlindan Dicain, Alsaima Ulama, Salipudin Sidatuk, and Richie Chan Visanes.

Also in the list were Edison Antolin, Aidee Chan Olen, Anna Jane Ismael, Diamna Ali, Norhaina Abbas, John Anthony Pasrudin, Chuadi Salik, Nelsin Lasam, Omar Ali, Ruby Buhat, Ivy Libradilla,, Nashrudin Guialil, Normina Mama and Sabudin Malik.

The CRMC indicated that several victims were brought to other hospitals in the city.

This developed as the CRMC said that blast victim SPO3 Mama Mambuay, a member of the Philippine National Police – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, expired while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Authorities have yet to identify the five other victims who were instantaneously killed in the blast.

Aniceto Rasalan, secretary to the mayor, said two of those killed were motorcycle-riding security aides of City Administrator Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi.

Rasalan said Sayadi, the alleged target of the attack, was not hurt in the incident.

Sayadi‘s vehicle, a Chevrolet SUV, was passing in front of the Villa Funeral Parlor along Sinsuat Avenue when a parked multi-cab vehicle exploded but missed its target.

The explosion, however, was so powerful that it shattered glass panels of establishments in the area.

The attack also resulted to the burning of seven small establishments at the blast site; and destruction of five other parked vehicles and four motorcycles. (PNA)

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