Probers rule out sabotage as cause of water tank explosion in Bulacan

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  • Probers ruled out sabotage as cause of the collapse of a huge water tank in Bulacan
  • PNP-EOD personnel found no trace of any blast materials from the debris of the collapsed water tank
  • The police are looking for experts that could provide analysis on the water tank’s construction

 Police investigators are still trying to determine the real cause as they ruled out sabotage as the cause of the explosion of a 42-foot high water tank in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan last Friday, October 6, that left 4 people dead and injured more than 40 others.

According to a Philstar story dated October 8, 2017, operatives from the Philippine National Police Explosives and Ordnance Division (PNP-EOD) were sent to the site to find any trace of explosive materials from the debris of the collapsed water tank.

Superintendent Fitz Macariola, San Jose Del Monte police chief, said the PNP-EOD personnel found no trace of blast materials from the debris; effectively ruling out sabotage as the cause of the collapse.

 “We are now looking for experts who could provide analysis on the construction of the water tank and materials used,” Macariola said; adding that probers are trying to get the names of San Jose Del Monte Water District officials who oversaw the construction of the water tank.

 

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