Widow dies, six houses destroyed by fire in Alcoy town

Rene F. Alima 06/28/2016

A WIDOW died while six houses got burned down by a fire that hit barangay Nug-as, Alcoy town at past 10 p.m. last Sunday. PO2 Rosendo Benondo of the Alcoy police precinct said their town had no…

Death toll from Sri Lanka floods rises to 92

05/24/2016

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The death toll from landslides and floods in Sri Lanka as a result of week-long heavy storms has risen to 92, officials said Sunday. Soldiers searching for victims of landslides that buried three…

School dormitory fire kills 17 girls

05/24/2016

Bangkok, Thailand — At least 17 young girls died after a fire swept through the dormitory of a school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, officials said yesterday, adding several others were either missing or…

Bombings kill 36 in Iraq

05/17/2016

Baghdad — A wave of bombings struck outdoor markets in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 36 people, officials said — the latest in deadly militant attacks far from the front lines in the…

Four children, three adults perished in dawn fire

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Nestle L. Semilla 05/07/2016

Fire investigators now placed at seven the number of people who perished in an early morning fire in Barangay Pahina Central in Cebu City. Four of the fatalities were children, three were siblings aged two, three and…

Fire kills five, damages 70 houses in Pahina Central

Apple Ta-as, Izobelle T. Pulgo, Margarette Managaytay 05/07/2016

AT least five people reportedly died in a fire that hit barangay Pahina Central located beside the former One Citilink terminal in Cebu City at 4:44 a.m. Saturday. The fire which originated at the home of a…

Japan quakes: Searchers find body, raising toll to 45

04/20/2016

Minamiaso, Japan — Searchers digging in a mountainous area of southern Japan where twin earthquakes triggered landslides found another body yesterday, raising the likely death toll to 45. Some 100,000 evacuees, some sleeping outdoors or in their…

Girl dies in burning house

Jhunnex Napallacan 04/20/2016

AN eight-year-old girl died after she tried to rescue her dog inside the burning family home in Barangay Don Andres Soriano, Toledo City shortly before Wednesday midnight. Ritchel Jane Laborte was  sleeping with her six-year-old brother Reil…

Death toll from quakes rises

04/19/2016

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador — President Rafael Correa said the death toll from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake has risen to at least 272. He gave the new count early Monday after visiting affected areas and said it would “surely rise,…

Store employee dies in building fire

Apple Ta-as 03/23/2016

A 21-year-old convenience store employee died after being trapped inside a building that was razed by a fire in barangay Tunghaan, Minglanilla town, southern Cebu at past 2pm of Wednesday. The victim identified as Angel Laurito slept…

Grandson rues failure to save grandpa in Sambag II fire

Apple Ta-as 03/02/2016

HIS screams for help were the last thing that his grandson heard from him. Eleuterio Jamiro, 85, died when he got trapped inside his room while fire consumed his house and 23 others in Sitio Kawayan, Barangay…

One dead in 2 fires

Apple Ta-as, Chito Aragon 02/15/2016

Two separate fires last Sunday killed a farmer and destroyed  the session hall of the 14-year-old  Danao City legislative building. At past midnight last Sunday, Elpidio Lauria, 57, was found dead amid the ruins of his razed…

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