Explosions from fireplace in Army HQ in CDO trigger panic

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 12 July) – An ammunition dump, or the place the navy shops dwell ammunition and explosives, of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division in Camp Evangelista, Barangay Patag right here caught fireplace late Monday night time, sending big fireballs into the sky and exploded hundreds of ammunition.

Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro Metropolis, headquarters of the Army’s 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division. Picture from Google Road View

Maj. Francisco Garello, 4ID spokesperson, stated the “ammo dump” caught fireplace earlier than midnight however gave no different particulars.
The exploding ammunition and fireballs have been seen and heard all through town, prompting residents to make frantic calls to authorities.
An extended line of ambulances and fireplace vehicles and emergency responders could be seen exterior the gate of Camp Evangelista.
Nick Jabagat, officer-in-charge of the Cagayan de Oro Catastrophe Threat Discount Workplace, stated they’ve deployed all out there ambulances to Camp Evangelista however Army officers stopped them on the gates.
“We have been informed that it’s nonetheless harmful to go inside due to the exploding ammunition,” Jabagat stated.
The ammo dump is the primary repository of all ammunition, together with mortars and artillery for the navy items hooked up to the 4ID.
Jabagat stated they’re involved on the protection of the residents of the communities residing beside the ammo dump contained in the camp.
“We have now heard nothing from them up to now and there’s a whole blackout contained in the camp and adjoining areas,” he stated. (Froilan Gallardo / MindaNews)

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