7 killed in Philippines fire


7 killed in Philippines fire
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Eight people, including six children, have been killed in a devastating fire near the Philippine capital Manila. The fire broke out around 5 am local time on Monday. It burned 60 houses.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . This information was given to BBC news quoting local officials.

The fire broke out on the third floor of a crowded area inside the University of the Philippines’ sprawling campus in Cajun City. However, the cause of the fire was not known.

It took about two hours for the fire to be brought under control, Greg Bichaida, a senior fire service official, told AFP. The fire spread so fast that many did not even get a chance to leave their homes.

The official did not say how many children were killed in the blaze.

60 houses were burnt in the fire
60 houses were burnt in the firePhoto: AFP
The official added that the houses are made of light materials. People lost their way after the fire broke out. They could not immediately call the fire service station.

The Philippines is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. And the country’s capital is home to a huge number of people per square kilometer.

The capital, Metro, is home to about 13 million people, including Manila and Caizen. Fires often occur in densely populated areas.


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