4 children perish in fire

FOUR children perished in an hour-long fire incident in a remote village of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported.

Police Captain Edwin Duco, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, disclosed the incident happened around 10:05 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Purok 1 Bayanihan in Lower Salug Daku village, Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur.

Duco identified the fatalities as the following: Gian Niez Colanggo, nine years old, Grade 3 student; Njay Niez Colanggo, eight years old, Grade 1 student; Anthon Niez Colanggo, seven years old, Pre-School student; and, Christian Niez Colanggo, four years old.

Duco said the four children perished as they were trapped inside when fire broke out and rapidly engulfed the house made of light materials owned by Gil Albatera Colanggo.

He said the fire razed the house of Colanggo and the Bureau of Fire Protection of Molave, Zamboanga del Sur has yet to determine the cause and the cost of damages. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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