A five-year-old girl died, while three others were injured in a fire that razed a residential area in Barangay Tuktukan, Taguig City (Metro Manila) early Thursday morning. The charred body of Christine Notes, a kindergarten pupil, was found in their gutted house after the two-hour fire that broke out at 12 midnight that rendered about 300 families homeless. Hurt were Aldrin Carbo, Marites Fernandez and Carmina Alfonso. Fire Supt. Junito Maslang of Taguig-Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said the blaze, caused by an unattended candle, started at the house of Benjie German, alias Kamote, on Purok 6, Kawayanan, Cayetano Street.
MICHAEL JOE T. DELIZO