Woman, 31, dies after opening ‘explosive’ gift

A 31-YEAR-OLD housewife was killed on the spot yesterday morning after a grenade hidden in a gift package she was opening inside her home in Taguig City exploded, police officials said.

The victim, identified as Yvonne Chua, was killed on the spot, following the grenade explosion that took place at around 10:30 a.m. on Mahogany Place at Blk. 10, Lot 21 in Brgy. Bambang, of said city.

Director Nicanor Bartolome, chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said the grenade concealed inside a gift package exploded when the victim opened it.

The victim’s husband and seven-year-old son were also wounded in the said explosion.

Bartolome said two more grenades inside the package did not explode. He said police are looking for the man who delivered the package to the victim’s residence.

Investigators are still determining the motive behind the attack. Anthony Vargas


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