2 siblings die in Tondo fire

TWO siblings died in a fire that destroyed their house early yesterday morning in Tondo, Manila.

Victims Ckrezhan Francine Jagunos, 15, and Hazel Lance Jagunos, 12, both residing at No. 1153 Soriano St., Tondo, were positively identified by their mother Gemma Jagunos, 36, a vendor.

The Manila Police District (MPD)-Moriones Police Station 2 (PS-2) said  while the victims were sleeping  their mother went to the market. At around 3:30 a.m. the fire broke out and quickly spread to adjacent houses made of light materials.

Fire Insp. Jose Troy Juaneza, substation commander of the Tondo Fire Station, said the victims were discovered on the second floor of their house and apparently dead from suffocation.  

The victims’ neighbors said Gemma was allegedly cooking when she left for the market.