TACLOBAN CITY—The explosion inside the Seminario de Jesus Nazareno compound on Sunday evening was due to a plastic bag containing unused flash powder from a firecracker and not from an improvised explosive device, police in Borongan City have confirmed.
In an investigation, police said the blast happened at the exit gate of the seminary in Barangay Campesao of Borongan.
Eastern Samar-based ESTE News reported the explosion occurred at around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, quoting Fr. Edmel Raagas, spiritual director of the seminary.
“Traces of said explosion caused no damages or any traces that an Improvised Explosive Device was used, no traces of damages on the concrete pavement was seen,” said the Borongan City Police Station.
They recovered one plastic bag containing flash powder and a stone at the scene.
“No damage to properties has been done. We wait for further investigation as promised by the police to determine the motive and who was responsible for the said incident,” the seminary also posted on its Facebook page.
Police are investigating the incident.