Man killed in rifle grenade launcher blast in Cebu City

Junrey Nadela, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 13 2017 09:46 PM

CEBU CITY - A "habal-habal" driver was killed after a rifle grenade launcher exploded in Barangay Tisa, Cebu City Monday morning.

Ruben Genteroni, 32 years old, found a rifle grenade launcher in a nearby vacant lot. Witnesses said that they saw Genteroni tinkering with the rifle before they heard an explosion.

Genteroni's body was later found torn to pieces. 

The windows of a nearby house also shattered due to the explosion.

SPO2 Rommel Bancog of the Cebu City Homicide Section said Genteroni likely wasn't aware of the dangers in handling the rifle.

Police are now trying to find the owner of the rifle.