2 hurt in Camp Aguinaldo explosion; probe underway

Investigators are now digging deeper into the motive behind the reported explosion of a hand grenade lobbed at military quarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City Sunday morning.

“An explosion purportedly from a hand grenade happened inside a military quarters occupied by an enlisted personnel assigned at the Home Affairs Office at General Headquarters and Headquarters Service Command in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City,” Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson, Marine Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said.

Initial investigation shows that the incident happened around 6:20 a.m. at an apartment unit occupied by S/Sgt. Larry de Guzman.

Arevalo said de Guzman’s wife, Erliza, 34, and his 11-year old son sustained shrapnel wounds from the explosion and are now being treated at the V. Luna Hospital.

“The soldier sustained bruises, his five-year-old daughter was not injured. We are rendering the necessary assistance to the family,” he said.

Investigations also revealed the incident seems to have emanated from a domestic problem, such that the couple engaged in a heating argument before the explosion.

“Investigators from both the AFP and PNP SOCO (Scene of the Crime Operatives) are doing a deeper investigation since there were indications that the wife could have triggered the explosion while the husband was about to leave their abode,” Arevalo added. PNA.GOV.PH