Several wounded in LPG blast in Manila


Posted at Jun 02 2019 09:53 AM | Updated as of Jun 02 2019 11:37 AM

MANILA (UPDATE) — At least 7 were reportedly wounded in a blast caused by a gas leak at an establishment in Sampaloc, Manila on Sunday morning. 

Investigators said an LPG tank leaked and caused the explosion at a tea house adjacent to a water refilling station along Gastambide Street, Barangay 400 in Sampaloc, Manila.

Video of the incident showed a fiery explosion in front of the water refilling station, with some bystanders caught in the blast.

Police Staff Sgt. Aaron Cortez earlier said the victims sustained minor injuries and were immediately brought to the hospital.

Several vehicles parked near the 2 establishments were also damaged due to the explosion. 

The blast also shattered glass panels at a hospital in front of the 2 establishments. 

Manila Police District's explosive and ordnance division personnel are now at the scene for further investigation. 

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—Reports from Angel Movido and Henry Atuelan, ABS-CBN News