11 die in Philippine dept store fire
- Published: 9 May 2012 at 10.48
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At least 11 shop clerks sleeping in a Philippines' department store were killed when a fire swept through the building before dawn on Wednesday, local authorities said.
This file photo shows firemen trying to get inside a department store in Manila after a fire broke out in a 2010 accident. At least 11 shop clerks sleeping in a Philippines' department store were killed when a fire swept through the building before dawn on Wednesday, according to local authorities.
Twenty-one female employees of the store were trapped in the fire, with seven others still missing and three surviving by jumping from a second-storey window, provincial fire department head Chief Inspector Mario Palarca told AFP.
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