Fatalities in Philippine fireworks blaze
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.