MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday said there have been no reports of Filipinos injured in an explosion on a train in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday night.
In a text message, DFA spokesman Charles Jose said: “Wala rin tayong natatanggap na ulat na may kabilang na Pilipino sa mga casualties sa nangyaring pagsabog.”
At least 24 people were injured in the said explosion, which happened around 10 p.m. Thursday.
The blast caused a small fire and cut power inside the carriage as the train was pulling into a station at the capital, an Agence France-Presse report said.
It quoted Taiwan’s premier Lin Chuan as saying that the bombing seemed to have been done by someone “with a malicious intent,” adding that the case will be investigated on.
Eyewitnesses were quoted as saying they had seen a man carry a black rectangle-shaped object onto the train. Authorities were revieving surveillance footage to identify him.
They also said no threats were made prior to the incident. (MNS