Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:10:24 +0000
Three people died while two others were injured during a fire that hit a residential area in Barangay 147, Tondo, Manila, Wednesday morning,
The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) identified the fatalities as Maria Beniza, 21; Leo Tequillo, 4, and Andrei Tequillo, 5. Beniza was the mother of Leo and Andrei was her nephew, the BFP said.
BFP said the fatalities were locked in embrace when they were found by rescuers.
Two more children, aged seven and eight, sustained first and third degree burns.
According to Fire Inspector John Joseph Jalique, chief of intelligence and investigation of Manila Fire District, they are looking into possibility that someone intentionally started the fire because some residents told