Philippines hotel fire leaves three dead

Philippines hotel fire leaves three dead

Philippines hotel fire leaves three dead

Four people were killed and 19 feared trapped by a major hotel fire in the Philippine capital Manila on Sunday, with others plucked from the rooftop by helicopter, authorities said.

"The two are a security guard and a treasury officer".

Yu said there are indications that the blaze could have started either at the mezzanine floor of the hotel or at the casino area, but the circumstances are still unclear.

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Almost two dozen people were injured in the blaze at the Manila Pavilion Hotel, said police and rescue officials.

Margarejo said one of the supposed fatalities was revived at the Manila Doctors' Hospital where nine other victims, including the dead, were brought. "That is our enemy now - the smoke and the wind - which is why our firefighters are having a hard time", Yu told reporters.

Yu said about 20 more people were trapped inside the hotel as rescuers scoured the building. A fire broke out Sunday morning at the hotel in Manila, the Bureau of Fire Protection said.

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The Manila Pavilion said on its Facebook page that it would issue a full report once an investigation into the fire was completed.

A similar incident took place in 2015 at a factory which makes rubber slippers, where 72 people died.

And in June a year ago, an armed attacker set the Resorts World Manila hotel-casino complex on fire, claiming the lives of 37 people.

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