At least 10 dead and 60 injured as bomb tears through busy market in the Philippines

At least 10 people have been killed and another 60 injured after a bombing at a busy market in the Philippines.

Witnesses described hearing a loud bang before seeing smoke following the blast in Davao City on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

Controversial new president Rodrigo Duterte – who lives in the city – was in Davao at the time, but was far away from the area when the blast took place and is now safe at a police station.

Duterte – who has launched a violent  crackdown on drugs since he was sworn in eight weeks ago – was recently the subject of an assassination attempt.

 

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