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Negrenses injured in Manila bus bombing

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The wife and two daughters of Dr. Felix Sy, the chief of the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital, were among those injured in last Tuesday’s bomb blast on the Newman Goldliner Bus Line along Edsa in Makati City.

Dr. Sy said his wife, Fraulein, and his daughters Fe An and Fleur An, have all been discharged from the St. Luke’s Medical Center last Friday. Dr. Sy arrived Dumaguete last Saturday with Fleur An, who was still in a wheelchair. She would recuperate here in their home, Dr. Sy said.

Mrs. Sy and Fe An, on the other hand, went to Nueva Ecija, where Mrs. Sy comes from, also to recuperate from their injuries.

Sy said his wife and children were seated on the second row of the bus. The bomb exploded on the sixth row, killing four passengers on the spot. A fifth passenger died one day later.

The Sy family was in Manila for a family reunion. Dr. Sy, however, was not on board that ill-fated bus as he was in a meeting at the Department of Health.

While at the St. Luke’s Medical Center, the Sy family was visited by President Benigno Aquino III, who said terrorists were behind the explosion that ripped through the bus.

The explosion shattered the windows of the air-conditioned bus (Plate No. TXJ-710), which was approaching the loading bay on EDSA and Metro Rail Transit station on Gil Puyat (formerly Buendia) Avenue.
Police said the sixth row on the right side of the bus sustained massive damage.

The attack came two months after the United States and several other Western governments warned that a terrorist attack in Manila was imminent.

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