CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro — An explosion occurred at a popular Korean restaurant in this area, resulting in injuries to a minimum of 15 individuals and causing damage to two nearby establishments as well as several parked vehicles.

According to the initial police report, two individuals are in critical condition among the injured. They have been transported to the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital (OMPH) and Ma. Estrella General Hospital (MEGH) for medical attention.

The incident occurred at Mr. Won’s Samgyeopsal Korean Restaurant at Xentro Mall in Barangay Lumangbayan at approximately 10:20 a.m.

Preliminary investigations indicate that a gas leak is likely the cause of the explosion. (ai/mtvn)