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4 dead, 7 injured in Philippine house explosion

15 Jun 2021, 23:30 GMT+10

MANILA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed and seven others wounded in a house explosion in the central Philippine Masbate province on Tuesday, police said.

A police report said the explosion happened at around 1:00 p.m. local time, and destroyed the house of a village official on the island province.

"Initial investigation disclosed that the explosion was caused by dynamites used for illegal fishing," the report said.

Police said four people, including the village official, were killed at the scene. The injured, including a seven-year-old boy, are being treated at a local hospital.

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