Monday May 02, 2022

VIDEO: Eight people killed in Philippines housing fire

VIDEO: Eight people killed in Philippines housing fire

Firemen work at the scene of a fire in Quezon City, suburban Manila, on Monday. AFP

Eight people died, including six children, when a fire ripped through a poor community in the Philippines capital of Manila on Monday and destroyed 80 houses, a fire official said.

Another three people were injured in the blaze which started around 5:00 am (2100 GMT) on the second floor of a house in a crowded, informal settlement inside the sprawling campus of the University of the Philippines.

It took nearly two hours to extinguish the inferno, Senior Fire Officer Greg Bichayda told the media.