"A bomb reportedly exploded in a night market in front of Carlitos Restaurant in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat at 8:35PM [12:35 GMT]. 34 patients were transported to 4 nearby hospitals and our chapter provided 5 units of blood for transfusion," Gordon wrote on Twitter.
Kudos to our Red Cross Youth from the University of the East who swiftly responded to a hit and run incident at CM Recto Avenue in Sampaloc, Manila. The victim was immediately transported to UST Hospital. Im proud of our RCY volunteers. pic.twitter.com/GhYGkO7AZL— Richard J. Gordon (@DickGordonDG) 28 августа 2018 г.
The Philippine Red Cross team maintains contacts with police regarding the incident and is engaged in assessing the situation on the ground, Gordon added. Meanwhile, media reports suggest that one person was killed and 36 others were injured in the incident. The casualties were reportedly caused by the explosions of three improvised explosive devices planted in the area.
Our team already catered 6 patients who experienced increase in blood pressure and had minor abrasions due to the vehicular accident at Estrella EDSA Southbound. 5 patients will be transported to nearby the hospital for medical interventions. pic.twitter.com/4n4SosjeZH— Richard J. Gordon (@DickGordonDG) 27 августа 2018 г.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte introduced the martial law on Mindanao in 2017 amid violent clashes in the area between the army and local militants, including those affiliated with the Daesh terror group.