The number of people wounded in the fire that occurred at the Explosive and Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Battalion, located at the Army Support Command (ASCOM) in
The incident took place around 10:28 a.m., Philippine Army (PA) spokesman Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato said.
Initial report revealed that from the fire, an explosion occurred because of the explosive components of the ordnance stored at the said building.
Detoyato said the victims were immediately brought to the
Among the injured were four officers, nine enlisted personnel, and 12 personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
Most of the victims sustained minor wounds, three suffered from second degree burns, while two had avulsed and lacerated wounds on the face and arm.
Six of the victims were evacuated to the
Detoyato said that the other victims were undergoing treatment at the
The fire burned the whole Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion Headquarters at the ASCOM.
Explosions occurred while on the process of putting out the fire that caused the injury of the said soldiers and members of the BFP.
Detoyato said the PA is still conducting an in depth investigation to determine other circumstances leading to the fire and explosion.