BACOOR City, Cavite -- A barangay kagawad and his wife were burned alive in a fire that hit their house in Bgy. Panapaan III, here, Tuesday morning.
Fire Chief Insp. Jude Sumeg-Ang, Bacoor City fire marshal, identified the victims as Sozimo Aldana Nario, 71, barangay kagawad of Panapaan III, and wife Mercedita Villare Nario, 65, caretaker of Francel Corporation property lots, both of 3-029 Bgy. Panapaan III, this city.
The two were inside their temporary shelter made of light materials when the fire suddenly occurred at 3:07 a.m.
Firefighters put out the fire at 3:30 a.m.
Fire marhalls found the lifeless charred bodies of the two victims -- Sozimo was partially burned while his wife was totally burned.
Arson investigators are still determining the cause of the fire.
The victims’ bodies were brought to La Bien Funeral for autopsy.
Damage to properties was placed at P50,000, according to Bacoor Fire Bureau.