Fire at Philippines market kills 15

Published: Saturday 31st October 2015 by The News Editor

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A pre-dawn fire at a market in the Philippines has killed 15 people, including four children.

Police Senior Superintendent Angelito Casimiro said 13 other people were injured in the three-hour blaze at the Zamboanga city market in the south of the country.

He said it was apparently started when sparks from low-slung electric post cables set fire to pavement stall umbrellas then ignited stacks of used clothing being sold at the market.

Police investigator Rafael Salcedo said the victims were clothes sellers who slept at their stalls, including at least four children, so they could be up early for the weekend market that usually draws large crowds.

Published: Saturday 31st October 2015 by The News Editor

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