A 13-year-old male student died after being trapped in burning house in Quiapo, Manila, yesterday noon.
The victim was identified as Alex Reyes, of Carcer Street in Quiapo.
A report made by Fire Chief Insp. Reden Alumno of the Investigation Section of the Manila Fire Department, Bureau of Fire Protection, said the fire struck at 12:47 p.m. in the house being rented by one Mary Moral and located on Carcer Street.
Since it is made of light materials, the flames quickly spread, engulfing 15 adjacent houses and damaging a portion of the nearby Nazarette Catholic School.
A BFP report said the boy was sleeping when the fire struck and that he got trapped.
The fire reached second alarm and was contained at 3:05 p.m. The estimated damage to property was placed at P50,000.