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1 dies, 3 hurt in Apayao mayor’s house blast

One person was killed while three others were injured in a grenade blast at the house of Conner, Apayao Mayor Leonardo Dangoy in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Saturday evening.

Local police said two men on a motorcycle threw the grenade at the mayor’s residential compound in Barangay Caritan Norte around 7.30 p.m.

Tuguegarao City police chief Supt. Jesse Tamayo identified the fatality as the mayor’s family cook Medrano Dungi Pelic, while those injured were Dangoy’s son Omar, his granddaughter Aiza, and his nephew.

Pelic sustained shrapnel wounds in the head and body that killed him on the spot, while the mayor’s relatives suffered minor injuries.

Police said although Dangoy was inside the compund, he was not hurt.
Cops are checking some CCTV footages for clues on the suspects’ identities and motive behind the attack.