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NCRPO rules out terror attack in Sampaloc blast

NCRPO rules out terror attack in Sampaloc blast

NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO / INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) ruled out terrorism as the cause of the explosion that rocked a food establishment in Sampaloc, Manila on Sunday.

“Wala, no indication of any terror attack,” NCRPO chief Police Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said in a text message to INQUIRER.net when asked if authorities are eyeing the possibility of terrorism.

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According to the investigation of the police, the explosion was allegedly caused by a leaking LPG tank inside the Yogurt and Tea House establishment along Dalupan street in Sampaloc, Manila.

The blast resulted in the injury of seven individuals, including a three-year-old boy.

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All of the victims were brought to Mary Chiles General Hospital for medical treatment. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)

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