By Aaron Recuenco
Seized firecrackers in Boac, Marinduque, exploded while being prepared for destruction, wounding two policemen.
Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, director of the MIMAROPA (Mindoro Oriental and Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) regional police, said the wounded two policemen were Police Officer 2 Jeffrey Gutierrez and Senior Police Officer 2 Nelson Ricohermoso, both assigned at the Boac Police Station.
“They suffered serious injuries but they are now in sable condition,” said Mayor.
He said the victims, along with personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection were supposed to dispose of 82 boxes of confiscated firecrackers on Wednesday when the incident occurred.
The firecrackers had been found abandoned in a public market of Boac in November last year.
“They were about to start the disposal process when the firecrackers accidentally exploded and hit them,” said Mayor.
The explosion, Mayor said, also damaged a police patrol car and a fire truck.
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