CDO blast death toll rises to 6

Posted at Jul 27 2013 09:54 AM | Updated as of Jul 27 2013 05:54 PM

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MANILA -- The death toll from the explosion in Cagayan de Oro city has risen to 6.

Among the fatalities is Misamis Oriental board member Roldan Lagbas and some medical representatives attending the convention of the Philippine College of Chest Physicians in the city.

The blast occurred in front of a bistro and cafe in Limketkai Center. Several customers were watching a live band when the incident happened.

Twenty-seven people were injured.

The Cagayan de Oro Police has formed a special investigation task force. Authorities have also intensified checkpoints across the city.

ANC Headlines, July 27, 2013