Trapped senior citizen dies in Divisoria fire


Posted at May 07 2014 03:37 PM | Updated as of May 07 2014 11:37 PM

A 6-storey building in Sto. Cristo St., Divisoria on fire Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Noel Alamar, DZMM

MANILA -- A fire razed the 6-storey Chua-Lim-Co building in Sto. Cristo Street in Divisoria, Manila past 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

The fire was controlled before 2 p.m.

One died and another got hurt in the incident.

Fire Marshall Jaime Ramirez identified the victim as Joseph Ng, 70, who died after he was trapped inside a room in the fifth floor of the burning building.

A fireman was also wounded on his hand after he was hit by glass shards from the building.

The damage to property was estimated to be at around P5 million.

Some residents said that a part of the same building was also damaged in a fire last year. -- report from Noel Alamar and Zhander Cayabyab, DZMM