Gas explosion hits Zamboanga City


Posted at Nov 06 2013 02:47 PM | Updated as of Nov 07 2013 02:25 AM

MANILA – (UPDATE) An explosion hit a gas facility in Zamboanga City on Wednesday morning.

Police said an industrial gas tank weighing 50 kilograms exploded inside the facility of Premium Gases Corp. in Barangay Talon-Talon at around 7 a.m.

The cause of the explosion has yet to be determined.

An employee identified as Mark Jay Velasco was injured in the explosion. He was rushed to Zamboanga Doctors Hospital by the management but was declared dead on arrival.

Bomb experts have been sent to the site of the explosion to conduct an inspection. – reports from Leizel Lacastesantos and Ronald Lamata, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao