The Straits Times
Published on Sep 02, 2012

Grenade attack injures 37 in Philippines: Police


DAVAO, Philippines (AFP) - A grenade attack at a packed circus show injured at least 37 people in the troubled southern Philippines, police said on Sunday.

The blast in Davao city was apparently meant to strike an army camp but the grenade bounced off netting and landed inside an adjacent basketball gym where a circus was being held on Saturday, police said.

"It bounced when it hit a net barrier of the camp and exploded inside the gymnasium," a local police chief said.

At least 37 people were hurt but none of the injuries were life-threatening, he added.