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37 people feared dead in Philippine city mall fire

Distraught relatives wailed in grief as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced the firefighters' grim assessment on the victims' fate around 3 am

IANS  |  Manila 

Philippine city mall fire
Philippine city mall fire (Photo: Twitter)

At least 37 people may have died in the massive fire that ravaged a shopping mall here on Saturday, authorities said on Sunday as firefighters continued battling pockets of flames 16 hours after the blaze broke.

Distraught relatives wailed in grief as Philippine announced the firefighters' grim assessment on the victims' fate around 3 a.m., reported.

"According to the authorities still in the area, in that situation it's difficult to believe anyone can survive.

Chance of survival is zero," Romulo Valles, of the Catholic Bishops'Conference of the (CBCP) quoted the as saying.

Valles told reporters outside a restaurant where the was meeting with relatives of the missing workers.

First Published: Mon, December 25 2017. 02:14 IST
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