A soldier was killed, while another was in critical condition after an explosive exploded past 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the shop of the Advance Command Post (ACP) of the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade at Camp Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City.
Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson welcomes Iloilo Vice Governor Raul Tupas together with his staff in a courtesy visit yesterday at the Vice Governor’s Office.*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)
As of press time last night, NDB was informed that the fatality was Technical Sergeant Joven Maravilla of Iloilo City.
In critical condition was Corporal Erwin Trases of Kabankalan City.
The two were rushed to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, but Maravilla was reportedly declared dead on arrival.
Trases was still fighting for his life as of last night.
The two are members of the Army’s Explosives and Ordnance Department (EOD) responsible in detonating explosives and devices.
Initial report disclosed that the two were in the shop inside the ACP compound at the back of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) trying to repair or detonate explosives.
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) are conducting investigation to determine the cause of explosion.*