NABUA, Camarines Sur -- The Christmas season is over but 61- year-old Carlos Saremo has been preoccupied with small production of firecrackers at his residence in Zone 1, Santiago Young, here, until Wednesday afternoon when the gunpowder he was mixing in a wooden mortar suddenly exploded.
Nabua Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) chief Insp. Eric Caramoan said they are still determining what caused the strong explosion, which hit and severely damaged Saremo’s legs as the wooden mortar and the pestle used by the victim were splintered into pieces at his clandestine shop.
Caramoan said last year Saremo had only a permit to sell firecrackers but no permit to manufacture them when BFP authorities inspected his shop.
Bgy. Santiago Young is tagged as “Little Bocaue” of the province where local residents engaged in local production of firecrackers or resell firecrackers from Bulacan in shops they put up on Maharlika Highway in the said locality.