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Philippines Attack: Deadly Blasts Rock Market in Davao City

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The explosion occurred close to one of Davao's top hotels that is popular with tourists and business people, city spokeswoman Catherine dela Rey told AFP.

Manila: At least 10 people died and dozens were injured when an explosion rocked a market area in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's southern home city of Davao on Friday, police said.

The explosion occurred close to one of Davao's top hotels that is popular with tourists and business people, city spokeswoman Catherine dela Rey told AFP.

"There was an explosion but as to what caused it, it is still under investigation," dela Rey said.

"Ten people died on the spot, at least 30 injured."

first published:September 02, 2016, 22:11 IST