Statement on the Government Arsenal explosion
27 May 2021
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     An explosion on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, at the Primer Composition Mixing Facility of Explosives Division at the Government Arsenal (GA) in Limay, Bataan resulted in the deaths of two personnel, while the two others on duty survived with minor injuries.

     Based on the initial investigation, the explosion occurred during the preparation of the priming composition for caliber .45 bullets. The casualties were identified as Ricardo Solomon, 40, and Marvin Tatel, 38. The two others who were on duty at the time were Macreldo Rodriguez, 57, and Allan Wisco, 36.

     The GA is conducting an investigation on the circumstances surrounding the explosion, and will be submitting its full report to the Department of National Defense. Meanwhile, we are looking after the welfare of the families of the victims and ensuring that the two other affected personnel are receiving the appropriate medical attention. 



Arnel Rafael Y. Depakakibo
Government Arsenal