Police have yet to determine motive of the bombing and as to the make of the bomb, but many Iliganons were alarmed because of the loud explosion.
The explosion took place 9:20 p.m. at an open lot across the rear part of the plaza, at the corner of Aguinaldo and Juan Luna Sts., which used to be a gasoline station. The place is now being used as a display area by furniture-makers.
Reports from radio station DXLS Love Radio identified the injured as Junior Pabustan, 15; Dennis Barot, 17; Lovely Rose Tecson, 15; John Henry Natenga, 26; Arnel Unutan, 17; and Dixer Revelo, 19. The first four were admitted at the Don Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital while last two were treated at the Dr. Uy Hospital; they were later brought to the government hospital.
City Councilor Chonilo Ruiz, a medical doctor, visited the victims . He said Natenga is in serious condition. His lungs were reportedly injured and could not anymore expand, so he has difficulty breathing. (Violeta M. Gloria / MindaNews)