LAYER upon layer of concrete cement yielded more human bones stashed inside the walls of a building in Quiapo, Manila, where skeletons were earlier discovered after stinking odor gave away their presence.
As of this writing, police already have exhumed around five skeletons as workers continue to demolish the wall near the stairwell at the basement of the building on Carlos Palanca Street in Quiapo.
Senior Inspector Manuel Villar of the Manila Police District-Palanca police community precinct said the hard concrete made it difficult to excavate. Police said the number of skeletons may rise to at least 10.
It was learned that each concrete layer bore a skeleton. Police said the stench was unbearable.
Meanwhile, Barangay chairman Sultan Yusoph Guinto said the building was a known drug lair in the area. He claimed that three of his relatives are missing and may have been buried there.
Information gathered that the building’s interiors were reportedly constructed in 2014 and it was abandoned in 2015.