LPG AN LPG tank exploded causing damage to the store and seriously injuring the driver Friday night in Sampaloc, Manila. Photo by Jon-jon Reyes

Driver injured as LPG tank explodes in Manila

July 1, 2023 Jonjon Reyes 515 views

A 42-year-old driver of Metro North Gas Corporation was seriously injured after a Liquid Petron Gas (LPG) tank exploded Friday night in Sampaloc, Manila.

The victim was identified as Romulo Perante, who suffered second degree burns and is still under observation at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Mupas, Commander of the Manila Police District-Barbosa Police Station 14, said the incident happened inside the Manila North Gas store located at the corner of Gelinos and Laon Laan Streets, Sampaloc, Manila, at around 11:30 p.m.

The cause of the explosion is still being investigated.