Report on alleged accidental explosion in Claver

On September 20, 2009 at 5:45 in the afternoon, an alleged dynamite explosion transpired at the vicinity of Purok 2, Barangay Lapinigan, Claver, Surigao del Norte victimizing the following persons to wit: Saturnino Najial, 38 years old, married, fisherman; Norberto Sumbilla, 53 years old, married, fisherman; and Rosita Arayan, 66 years old, househelper, all residents of said place.

PNP members of Claver Municipal Police Station proceeded to the area and conducted investigation and hot pursuit operation which led to the apprehension of the suspect identified as one John Richie Calaycay, 22 years old, single, fisherman and resident of said place.

Victims were brought to Gigaquit District Hospital for medical treatment and were declared on stable condition. Initial investigation disclosed that the suspect and one Margie Sajulga were having a heated argument when the suspect threw a dynamite explosive at her. However, she escaped unhurt. Said dynamite accidentally exploded and hit the above-cited victims.

Suspect now detained at Claver Municipal Police Station while appropriate charges now prepared for filing in court. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

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