MANILA, Philippines – She thought Friday, May 31, was a laid-back evening with friends – until a strong explosion happened.
The blast shocked Floi Pablo, who was 30 meters away from the explosion site. “I actually cried after,” Pablo told Rappler in a phone interview. (Read: Blast in Serendra; 3 killed, 4 injured)
Watch the phone interview below:
What distressed her more, according to Pablo, was seeing two people walking out of Serendra – and bleeding. She said an ambulance picked up the injured.
Pablo, however, said: “It was impressive how everyone reacted. There was no chaos after the exlosion. In a few minutes, people started walking toward the direction of the explosion.”
In a phone patch interview, Rappler’s Michael Josh Villanueva also reported initial information from Serendra. Watch his live report below:
Netizens tweeted images of the explosion site, including photos of injured people and damaged properties. (See more in the slide show below.)
– with reports from Voltaire Tupaz and Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler.com