Fire in Manila building kills 16


A fire at a property used as a residence and warehouse killed 16 people and injured three in the Philippine capital on Thursday.

It was not yet known what caused the fire, which started at dawn and engulfed the two-storey building in Quezon City used as a warehouse and workers' housing for a T-shirt printing business.

Three people survived by jumping from the second floor, Bureau of Fire Protection spokesperson Douglas Guiyab told DZRH radio station.

The Philippines has a patchy record in enforcing fire safety regulations in buildings, residences and offices.

In 2017, a fire at a shopping mall in southern Davao City killed 37 call centre agents and a security officer.

In May, a massive fire engulfed Manila's historic Central Post Office building.

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