12 Injured by Grenade in Central Market

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El Diario Del Hoy
by: Jorge Reyes/Carolina Amaya

The National Civilan Police (PNC) reported a grenade explosion in the market area called Sagrado Corazón, @ the 5th Ave south and the Historic center of San Salvador.  12 people resulted injured, with 2 of them in critical condition.  Comandos de Salvamento transported the victims to Rosales Hospital.

The injured victims are identified by Julio Rosales of Comandos de Salvamento as: 58yo José Calderón,  his 30 yo son José Alberto Calderón, 38yo Baltasar Córdova, 30yo Abel Rivera, 27yo Carmen Rosales, 20yo Marta Henríquez, Sonia Margarita; Carlos Inocente, both 27yo; 55yo Tito Pérez, and 34yo Carlos Meléndez.

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Las víctimas fueron trasladas al Hospital Rosales. En estos momentos, la División de Explosivos de la PNC ha acordonado la zona. FOTO /Jorge Reyes

According to police, 2 individuals on a motorcycle rode past the market throwing a grenade.  It is presumed that the injured are sellers in the area.

At this moment, the Bomb and Explosive division of the PNC have closed the perimeter.

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