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4 perish in Pasay, Las Piñas fires, 5 hurt

  • Written by Jeffrey C. Tiangco
  • Published in Metro
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FOUR persons, including two children aged one and two, died while five others were rushed to the hospital for treatment, in two separate fire incident in Pasay and Las Piñas cities.

The first incident took place at 4 p.m. Tuesday reportedly due to a leak in an LPG tank in a canteen owned by Ursolo Libyado in Malibay, Pasay City.
Police report identified the fatalities as Neneth Venoza, 27, and unidentified man, both working in the said canteen, who were apparently trapped inside.
The report said two other workers, who were not immediately identified, were rushed to a nearby hospital due to difficulty in breathing.
Charlene Duran, another worker at the canteen, told police that the fire started  when an LPG tank leaked when it fell on it side after a dog accidentally bumped it.
Police said the fire also gutted six other structures in the area.
Shortly after 12 midnight Wednesday, a fire allegedly caused by an unattended candle broke out at Medina Compound, Bgy. Talon 4, Las Piñas City, and killed two children.
Reports said Roselyn Benigal, mother of the victims, left the house while her husband Richard Palmones was at work.
The victims’ bodies were discovered beneath the fire debris.
Police report also showed that Malethon Espinosa, Alberto Dumandan and Roy Sigre were rushed to Pasay City General Hospital due to minor injuries.
Police said the two-hour fire gutted 20 houses and displaced more than 40 families. Damage to properties was estimated at P300,000.