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Fires leave hundreds homeless

Tuesday, 25 Dec, 2012 - 00:46

Dec. 25 - Six dead and hundreds homeless after two seperate fires in Manila. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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A fire swept through two rows of apartments in metropolitan Manila's Quezon City district on Tuesday (December 25), and killed six people, a fire official said. The casualties, all from one family, were trapped inside their two-storey flat. Another victim is still missing, local media said. Another fire in the San Juan district struck a shanty community destroying hundreds of homes and leaving thousands of people homeless. Families salvaged their belongings and sought shelter in a basketball court. Fires are common in shanty areas in metropolitan Manila, a densely populated capital of nearly 12 million inhabitants.

Fires leave hundreds homeless

Tuesday, 25 Dec, 2012 - 00:46

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