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LPG tank explodes in Pasig 

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Three individuals sustained injuries after an LPG tank exploded inside a house in Pasig City on Jan. 2, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) identified the victims as Apolonio Capistrano, 51; Cesar Capistrano, 44; and Ian G. Cabuga, 17.

According to the BFP, an LPG tank exploded inside the house owned by Carolina Duro in Barangay Kalawaan, Pasig City.

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The BFP immediately responded to the incident at 11:48 a.m.

No fire was reported when the LPG tank exploded.

Apolonio and Cesar Capistrano both sustained second degree burns, specifically, superficial partial thickness burns. Meanwhile, Cabuga sustained bruises on both arms and burns on his fingers.

The injured individuals were rushed to the Pasig City General Hospital (PCGH) for medical treatment.

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The cause of the tank’s explosion is still under investigation by the BFP.

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