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    The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines has urged Chinese nationals to be attentive when traveling to the country amid a recent blast in Davao.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines has urged Chinese nationals to exercise vigilance when traveling to the Philippines after a blast hit the island nation's city of Davao.

    On Friday, an explosion occurred in a night market in Davao City, a southern commercial coastal town in the Philippines. Over a dozen people were killed, and more than 50 injured. According to the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines, Chinese nationals were not injured in the blast.

    "The Embassy urges Chinese nationals who are going to visit the Philippines and those nationals including company employees and security staff who are already visiting the country to pay particular attention to the situation, exercise vigilance and take necessary measures," a statement released by the embassy read.

    The Chinese diplomatic mission also called on civilians to comply with local laws, thoroughly plan trip routes, carry IDs at all times and try to avoid crowded places.


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