TweetAt least 4 died in the Glorietta Mall explosion today at around 1:30 PM. Around 45 persons were also wounded. To think Glorietta was always a favorite hangout when we used to live in Makati. I doubt that the explosion emanated from a gas leak because the explosion even blast the roof of Glorietta 2.
I am now watching the live coverage in the ANC channel and right now, the bomb squad and canine units are scouring Glorietta mall to make sure that there are no explosive remnants left behind. They have a large area to cover. Imagine 6 million square feet. There is no official report that it was due to a bomb that might have caused it.
The Glorietta is closed and there is no word when the mall will reopen.
Deputy Director Gen Geary Barias declares red alert in Manila to give a sense of security in Metro Manila. According to him, the damage is extensive. There are now 5 dead .
- Confirmed explosion originated in the lobby of Glorietta 2.
- The wounded were brought to Makati Medical Hospital
October 20 update
9 people were killed by the blast now. read more here
and here is an amateur video after the blast