Five Dead, Five Injured In House Fire In Philippine Capital

MANILA, Feb 21 (NNN-PNA) – Five people died, when a six-hour fire destroyed around 300 houses, in Manila’s Tondo district, in the Philippines, a firefighter said today.

Gaudencio Magallanes told local media that the five fatalities, including four children aged three, eight, 10, and 12, were found inside the bathroom of their gutted house, in a crowded compound, with their 37-year-old father.

Magallanes said, the fire broke out around midnight last night, and was put out around 6.00 a.m. this morning.

He added that, at least five others were injured in the blaze that displaced over 600 families.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.– NNN-PNA