What to do during a bombing
MANILA, Philippines – An explosion at a night market in Davao City shook the nation on Friday night, September 2.
In a statement posted on Facebook, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio slammed the attack and called on her constituents to unite and help each other at their time of greatest need.
"Let us remain vigilant, please report any and all suspicious activities no matter how insignificant they may seem," the Davao City Mayor added.
Here is what you can do during a bombing incident, according to #LagingHanda or the Crisis Communications Center of the Philippines:
- Leave the area immediately.
- Avoid crowds. Crowds of people may be targeted for a second attack.
- Avoid unattended cars and trucks. Unattended cars and trucks may contain explosives.
- Stay away from damaged buildings to avoid falling glass and bricks. Move at least 10 blocks or 200 yards away from damaged buildings.
- Follow directions of authorities.
- Call 911 once you are in a safe area, but only if police, fire, or the emergency medical services have not yet arrived.
- Help others who are hurt or if they need assistance to leave the area. If you see someone who is seriously injured, seek help. Do not try to manage the situation alone.
Following the deadly blast, President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, September 3, declared a "state of lawlessness," a first in the country's recent history given its coverage. – Rappler.com