Fa­tal­i­ties in Philip­pine fire­works blaze

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A fire that ripped through a group of fire­works shops in the Philip­pines yes­ter­day has killed an un­known num­ber of peo­ple and in­jured at least 10 oth­ers, the lo­cal mayor said. The fire broke out at a strip of shops along a ma­jor road in Bo­caue, a town about 30 kilo­me­tres (18 miles) north of Manila. Bo­caue Mayor Joni Vil­lanueva-Tugna said some peo­ple were killed but of­fi­cials don’t have the ex­act fig­ures. She said the fire had been con­tained early yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, but not ex­tin­guished.

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