Two children dead, 2,000 displaced after blaze in Makati shanty area

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Two children dead, 2,000 displaced after blaze in Makati shanty area Residents search for salvageable materials among debris after an overnight fire razed a slum area in Manila yesterday.
4:10 AM
28
October
2013

Manila Times

Manila

 

At least two children were killed while 2,000 residents were left homeless after a fire razed a shanty neighborhood in Barangay Cembo, Makati City, Metro Manila before dawn yesterday.

Makati City Fire Chief Ricardo Perdigon said the bodies of Roselyn Ariola (six years), and her brother Robert (four), were found under the rubble after the blaze.

Perdigon said the children’s father, Emmanuel, was not in the house when the fire struck because he left to check his stall in the Guadalupe public market a little past midnight.

The fire started in the residence of Aida Ampong inside the Macda compound in Cembo. It raged for about an hour and a half before being put under control.

Fire investigators have said that the fire might have been caused by a commotion inside Ampong’s house.

One of the tenants of the house reportedly threatened to burn the area.

Since most of the houses are made up of wood and light materials, the fire quickly spread around the neighborhood up to the adjacent San Jose Street in Barangay Guadalupe Nuevo.

Perdigon said firefighters had a hard time dousing the blaze because of the narrow streets.

At least 500 houses were destroyed and their residents temporarily put up in tents along the JP Rizal Extension.

The city government also set up evacuation centres at public schools nearby.

 



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