Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fort Bonifacio blast claims 3rd fatality

From the Philippine News Agency (May 22): Fort Bonifacio blast claims 3rd fatality

The Philippine Army (PA) announced on Thursday that 1st Lt. Dinar Alosada, one of the severely injured victims in the fire and explosion that rocked the Explosive Ordnance Division (EOD) Battalion headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig last May 7, finally succumbed to her injuries Wednesday afternoon.

Alosada, who sustained third degree burns in 80 percent of her body, died at 3:39 p.m. at the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City, according to PA spokesperson Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato.

With Alosada's death, the number of people killed in the fire and ensuing explosion at the EOD headquarters last May 7 has climbed to three.

Thirty-two people were reported hurt in the incident.

First to die was Cpl. Bernabe Mota, who died of burn complications last May 9.

He was followed by M/Sgt. Ferdinand Rafal who died last May 13.

All of the fatalities sustained massive burn injuries.

Detoyato said all possible assistance will be extended to the families of the deceased soldiers.

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