Explosion at Bar Exam! (update-6)

UPDATE-6: From ABS-CBN News:

At least 24 people were hurt when a melee erupted up near the De La Salle University (DLSU) campus in Manila where law graduates were having their Bar exams on Sunday, police said.

Initial reports said a pillbox was thrown near the premises by members of 2 warring fraternity groups.

Manila Police District (MPD) head Chief Superintendent Roberto Rongavilla said that the incident was caused by groups of people who threw bottles at each other after the bar exams ended.

UPDATE-5: The incident is being investigated if the explosion was a pre-party gone wrong.

UPDATE-4: one seriously injured.

UPDATE-3 Snippet of ABS-CBN reported: 10 people hurt.  Six from San Beda College.  One UP-Diliman and one from UP College of Mass Communication.  Incident thrown by 2 warring fraternity groups.

UPDATE-2: According to Pinoy Gossip Boy: “Official UP Law block textbrig confirms frat rumble. High-ranking. Univ official advises UP Law students not to leave the area until cleared”

From this tweet quoting the UP Text Brigade, the altercation started in front of Reyes Barbecue.

Original post follows:

Twitter is a blaze.  Explosions at bar exam.  Perpetrators are still unknown.  Injured are being taken to Ospital ng Maynila.  Initial report is that the explosive used was a pillbox.  No word yet on confirmation.

Today is the last day of the Philippine Bar exam.  It is being held at De La Salle University, along Taft Avenue in Manila.

@doblezeta tweeted: Two separate incidents here at Taft Bar Ops Salubon. Pillbox at mcdo area and bottle throwing at the other end of d street.

@weiwitch @madison_place tweeted: http://twitpic.com/2s5m0s – @inquirerdotnet after the explosion

image via this twitpic.

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