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Passenger Bus Explosion in EDSA Makati Leaves 4 Dead, 14 Hurt

An explosion hit a passenger bus along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue in Makati City at around 2 p.m. today, January 25, leaving 4 persons dead and 14 others injured.

A radio dzMM report said the passenger bus - a Newman Goldliner unit with plate number TXJ 170 was at the northbound loading bay of EDSA corner Buendia when the explosion happened.

Director Nicanor Bartolome, National Capital Region Police Office, said the injured victims were rushed to Ospital ng Makati.

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay Jr. said that according to policemen who gave him an initial briefing on the incident, there is a strong indication that the explosion was caused by a bomb.

Binay said that when he arrived at the scene, he saw blood and some body parts inside the bus. He said he also saw a heavily injured man through the big hole created by the blast on the passenger bus.

Director Nicanor Bartolome, National Capital Region Police Office chief, said the explosive device could have been planted under a seat on the bus' 7th row.

Bartolome said post-blast investigators have yet to determine what type of explosive material was used. - ABS-CBNNews