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Huli ka! Police nabs fireworks factory owner in wake of deadly blast which kills 3, wounded 4 in Bulacan

Nov 24, 2016 @ 16:22

Operatives of the Sta. Maria Police Station on Thursday, November 24, have arrested the owner of the AA fireworks and filed charges against him following the blast that killed two toddlers and their mother and injured four others in Sitio Banca-Bancaan, Barangay Bulong Buhangin in the above-mentioned locality November 23.

Nabbed was Wilfredo Alonzo, 49. Acting Bulacan Police Provincial Office director Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, Jr., said the factory owner will be charged with cases of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide, physical injuries and damage to properties aside from violations of Republic Act 7183 otherwise known as the “Firecracker Law”.

Investigation said workers were making skyrocket, locally known as “kwitis”, when the blast happened, killing siblings Ashley Mayo, 2 and Brylee, 5.

Their mother, Mary Grace Mayo, 28, also died later in a hospital. The three came to the factory to just bring food for the head of their family, 29-year-old Benjie Mayo, who works at the factory.

The blast also injured Ryan Magnai and Raymund Muntante. Two still unidentified persons suffered minor injuries, investigators said.

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