1 dead, 3 injured in Cotabato blast

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    ONE person died while three others were injured in a blast that rocked Tulunan town in Cotabato yesterday afternoon.

    Police identified the fatality as Gina Paunon, 53, a resident of Purim 1, Barangay F Cajelo in Tulunan.

    Injured were Ryan Panibayo, 28; Lorester Hilbero, 25; and Kenneth Grace Alarin, 29, all from Tulunan.

    Three others suffered blast trauma with two of them, Rodel Secur, 24, and Ken Lloyd Senadero, 19, already sent home after treatment. The third, Edwardo Odango, 53, who has hypertension, is still under treatment.

    The improvised bomb exploded near a waiting shed in Barangay Sibsib at around 12:30 p.m., hitting a nearby bus.