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1 dead in grenade-throwing incident in Panabo City

The wife of a barangay official in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur was killed in a grenade explosion in Panabo City, Davao del Norte on Wednesday.

Reports from Davao Norte Police Provincial Office identified the victim as Loreta Saga Abapo, 56, of Barangay New Opon, Magsaysay, Davao del Sur.

Initial report said the victim and her son Yushehito were onboard an elf truck along Purok Pantukan 1, in Barangay J.P Laurel, Panabo City, when unidentified motorcycle-riding suspects threw a grenade inside their vehicle.

The victims were rushed to the hospital but Loreta was declared dead on arrival.

Police are investigating the incident.

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