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A grenade blast killed a Jesuit scholar from the Philippines who prevented a student from hurling the explosive into a crowd at a school for disabled adults, a Philippines Embassy official said Sunday.

Richard Michael Fernando, 26, was killed Thursday when he struggled with a former student of the Jesuit Service Cambodia who apparently had returned to seek revenge for being expelled. Jesuit Service Cambodia is a technical school outside Phnom Penh for victims of polio and mine explosions.

Before the grenade fell to the ground, Fernando told bystanders to take cover. Two Cambodians were injured. The suspect, Pim Sarom, was unharmed and in police custody.

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