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Pool attendant injured in chemical explosion

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -  A pool attendant was seriously injured when the chemical he was concocting for pool water treatment exploded in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte Thursday night, according to police.

Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, spokesman of Police Regional Office 9 (PRO), identified the victim as Mark Anthony Mojica, 24, pool attendant of Valdia Gardens Function Hall and Restaurant located at Barangay Sicayab.

Huesca said investigating police officials  of Dipolog City disclosed that the victim mixed a chlorine and alumprecipitate in a pail, added water and stirred the chemical concoction as  pool water treatment when it exploded  about 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

The police said the Mojica sustained chemical burns and hematoma on the different parts of his body.

The victim was immediately rushed by his co-worker to the nearby residence of a Dr. Valentino Tiu for treatment.

Police recovered from the explosion site the plastic pail and a tube and brought them to the police station for further analysis.

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