- Five people died from a fire at a home in the exclusive Corinthian Village in Quezon City
- The incident happened early morning of Saturday and reports revealed that the five household members were not able to get out because there were grills
- Other family members were able to escape the inferno, as well as the househelpers and the driver
- The house belongs to a Yu family and the victims were aged 57, 62, 65 and two in their 20's
Five members of a family living in the exclusive village of Corinthian Gardens in Quezon City.
CNN reported that the fire at the said village was put out at around 5:25 a.m. The estimated damage was around P60 million. The fire was reported at around 1:00 a.m., and 32 fire trucks reportedly responded to the incident.
The house was located in Brgy. Ugong Norte, Quezon City.
Fire Chief Inspector Joseph Del Mundo, in Rappler's report, stated that his team was not also able to immediately enter the house since there were grills and the windows were thick.
According to Philstar, the victims were members of the family Yu. They were Gilbert Yu, 65; Charito (wife of Gilbert), 62; Abigail (daughter); Rita (the sister-in-law of Gilbert), and her son. The fire broke out on the second floor and the victims were trapped.
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The recent fire at the Corinthian Gardens is not the first of its kinds. In 2017, a fire also broke out in the said subdivision. The authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. Some of the family members of the Yu family are in the hospital.
The infamous Sto. Niño Church in Pandacan. Manila caught fire on Friday afternoon. The fire even reached third alarm, as shared by the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. It was declared under control by the Bureau of Fire Protection before 2 in the afternoon. The cause of fire and the extent of damage have yet to be revealed by the authorities.
In another story, after the explosions that happened in Beirut, Lebanon, two massive fires broke out in two different countries. In France, forest fires broke out at damaged hectares of vegetation and thousands evacuated. Meanwhile, in the United Arab Emirates, a fire broke out at a popular market and caused major damage. It was reported that the market has been closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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