10 dead, at least 20 wounded in blasts at Philippines boxing match

 10 dead, at least 20 wounded in blasts at Philippines boxing match

The skyline of Manila with the Manila Central Post Office on the foreground. Photo: Patrick Roque.



Ten people are reported dead and at least 20 injured after two explosions at a boxing match in the Philippines, according to local media.

The blasts occurred at about 9pm Wednesday evening during a fiesta celebration in Hilongos, Leyte – an island in the Visayas group of the Philippines.

The improvised explosive devices (IED) killed 10 people and wounded 20 others at a boxing match in Barangay Central Poblacion, according to Philippines base online news site Rappler, citing a statement from President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson, Ernesto Abella.

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