At around 5:30 p.m. today, December 9, a bomb exploded in a public utility bus, RTMI Bus, with body number 2640 in Maramag, Bukidnon near Central Mindanao University. The attack immediately killed nine bus passengers.
Seventeen passengers were hurt and rushed to Valencia Hospital. At the hospital two more died, as reported by police officials.
Fourth Infantry Division spokesperson Major Christian Uy said investigators are now doing their job to determine who did the attack and their motive.
Department of National Defense immediately condemned the bombing. Many of the fatalities are students of Central Mindanao University.
This is the second bus bombing since November. Same bus line was attacked, however, only four passengers were hurt that time.