2 minors killed, 5 hurt in Bulacan fireworks factory blast
Two children were killed while five more were injured shortly after a fireworks factory in Sta. Maria, Bulacan exploded Wednesday morning November 23.
The incident took place 8 a.m. at Sitio Bangka-bangkaan, Barangay Pulong Buhangin.
Police identified the fatalities as Ashley Mayo, 2 and Bryle Mayo, 5.
Three of the injured were identified as Mary Grace Mayo, 28; Ryan Magnai, 21 and Raymund Muntante while the two still unidentified persons sustained only minor injuries.
The factory owner was identified as Wilfredo Alonzo, 49, a resident of the above-mentioned locality.
Investigators also learned that the license to manufacture of the owner already expired last June 14.
Police and arson probers have yet to determine the cause of the blast and why there are minors in the place where skyrockets are being made.
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