TWO children died of suffocation during a fire that hit a reaidential area in Tondo, Manila yesterday.
The two were identified as Aliyah Raine Morales, nine and Anastacia Marie Morales, 18 months old, both of Gagalangin, Tondo.
The Manila Bureau of Fire Protection said the fire began at 9:16 a.m. at the second floor of a three-storey house located at 633 B. Bulacan Street, Gagalangin, Tondo owned by Marina Sia and occupied by one Rica Marie Ocampo.
It was contained at 9:37 a.m.
F/Insp. John Joseph Jalique, chief of the Intelligence Division of the Manila Fire District, said the children’s parents were out when the fire broke out.
It was learned that the two children were already awake when their parents went out and that they were left to the care of their grandmother, who was in the first floor and managed to survive.