A DOCTOR and his nurse wife died Saturday, August 31, after a fire burned down the doctor’s residential building owned by Adventist Hospital in Calbayog City, Samar.

Authorities identified the couple as Dr. Pacifico Maypa, 60, a resident of Iloilo City and his wife Delie Mae Maypa, 57, nurse and a resident of Ozamiz City.

Personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said the fire incident started around 4:20 a.m. Saturday at Purok -4, Barangay San Policarpo, Calbayog.

Fire Investigator declared fire out at around 4:40 a.m.

Estimated damage of property was placed at P455,000.

Sources said the couple worked as medical missionaries for Adventist Hospital starting November 2018.

They previously worked as medical missionaries in Zambia, Africa for eight years.

Post mortem examination for the victims was requested at the City Health Office, BFP said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. (SunStar Philippines)