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At least 1 killed, 33 people injured in blast in southern Philippines
Last Updated: 2018-08-29 09:50 | Xinhua
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At least one person was killed and 33 others were injured in a homemade bomb blast on Tuesday night in Sultan Kudarat province of southern Philippines, local police said.

Noel Kinazo, the Sultan Kudarat provincial police chief, told Xinhua in a telephone interview that the homemade bomb went off somewhere between 8:35 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. local time in front of a restaurant on a highway in a town named Isulan.

Kinazo said at least two of the 33 injured were critically wounded.

The victims were reportedly brought to a nearby hospital and a clinic.

The explosion occurred while residents are celebrating a fiesta, the police chief added.

An investigation into the incident was underway, he said.

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