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14 DEAD and 67 INJURED in Davao City Blast

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Davao City Philippines had been shocked by the huge explosion. The explosion happened in the popular night market of Roxas Avenue Davao city . 
A statement from Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, released through the local government's official Facebook page, confirmed the initial 10 victims who died on the spot. Two other blast victims were reported dead at the South Philippines Medical Center. 
The death toll now raises to 14 casualties and leaving 67 injured which now being treated in hospitals.
The Police Regional Office 11 Director Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan,  in his statement "creating/passing misleading or unverified reports to avoid confusion and panic." 
"The PNP is assuring the public that the situation is being handled carefully. A thorough investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the explosion and checkpoints/chokepoints were already established at all exit points in the city. We call on all the people to be vigilant at all times and report to the police any suspicious packages or persons," said Gaerlan. 
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, quoting initial reports, 
"Sa initial reports ay mayroong nakitang shrapnel from a mortar-based improvised explosive device," he said.
 "No. You can say na mayroong initial report na galing sa isang mortar-based na IED." but still the authorities are verfying the initial reports.

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