Published On: Fri, Sep 2nd, 2016

BREAKING: 10 killed as blast rocks night market in Davao City



Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Police and emergency personnel rushed to a crowded night market area in Davao City after a blast ripped through Roxas street late Friday evening.

Firetrucks and ambulances were on the scene to attend to the injured, although they still could not give details about the explosion and the number of those wounded.

Palace spokesman Ernie Abella told CNN Philippines that at least 10 were killed, and at least 60 were injured.

Davao Police spokeswoman, Sr. Insp. Catherine dela Rey, said that EOD (explosive and ordnance division) teams were already in the area looking for pieces of evidence.

The Davao City Police Office still has not given any statement or details on the reported explosion.

But witnesses said they heard one loud bang before 11 p.m. followed by smoke. They said the blast came from a massage area in the middle of the street.

Stretchers brought the wounded to a nearby hospital. Around 24 wounded were taken to the Southern Philippines Medical Center. Many of the weekend shoppers were scurrying around bloodied and in shock over the blast.

The Roxas Avenue is a night market area with ukay-ukay (thrift shop) and food vendors.

This is a developing story. Please refresh page for updates.

CNN Philippines’ Ina Andolong and Davao City-based correspondent Ben Tesiorna contributed to this report.

Courtesy CNN Philippines

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