“It's a sad day for Davao and for the Philippines."
This was the statement of Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte about the explosion that occurred at a night market in Davao City earlier, September 2.
At press time, reports claimed the unfortunate incident took the lives of 14 people and injured 36 people.
The cause of the explosion has yet to be determined.
On People's Television's Facebook account, Vice Mayor Duterte said, “Rest assured the authorities are on top of this incident.”
He added, “Let us pray for the victims of this unfortunate incident, especially for those who died.
“Let us pray for those who are being treated in different hospitals and pray for their quick recovery.”
Meanwhile, celebrities took to Twitter to express their concern for the Davaoenos:
Suddenly lost my energy as i learned about the Davao blast. God bless the Davaoeos. God bless the Philippines.— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) September 2, 2016
I have no words to say to this act of senseless, merciless killings. God bless Davao. https://t.co/hxTTUhXQsq— GARY VALENCIANO (@GaryValenciano1) September 2, 2016
Praying for the blast victims in Davao City. #PrayForDavao— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) September 2, 2016
My heart aches for the victims of Davao city explosion. #nototerrorism— Karen Davila (@iamkarendavila) September 2, 2016
DAVAO, para po sainyo yung prayers ko ngayong gabi.— Johanna Kiray Celis (@kiraycelis) September 2, 2016
my heart goes out to Davao— Julian Trono (@iamJulianT) September 2, 2016