A couple was killed and seven other persons were injured in two separate explosions that occurred Thursday night and Friday morning in Zamboanga City, reports said.
City police head Chief Inspector Joel Tutuh said couple Danilo and Marites Ocampo died on the spot after the husband “accidentally” unpinned a grenade during their heated argument.
Shrapnel from the explosion that occurred at around 10:49 a.m. at the shores of Sitio Agrarian in Barangay Patalon also hurt four minors playing near them.
“The couple was from Sibuco town in Zamboanga del Norte. They had just docked their boat when the couple had a heated argument. The husband took out his grenade, apparently, just to scare his wife but he accidentally removed the pin that caused the explosion,” Tutuh said.
The injured children aged seven, 10, 11, and 12 were rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.
Prior to this incident, three persons including a minor sustained shrapnel wounds after an improvised explosive device exploded at the gate of the YL Fishing Corp. in Barangay Talon-Talon.
Tutuh said the company was engaged in commercial fishing and investigators ruled out terrorism and believed the explosion could be a rift between some workers of the company.
The blast injured security guards Carlito Bastian, 45, and Ranillo Agan, 45, and Agan’s son Arvin.