Duterte says no survivors among 29 trapped in NCCC mall fire

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Posted at Dec 24 2017 04:56 AM | Updated as of Dec 24 2017 06:51 AM

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President Duterte told families of the 29 trapped persons in the NCCC mall fire in Davao City there was likely no survivors from the blaze. The relatives broke into tears after the announcement. -- report from Vina Araneta, ABS-CBN  News Davao

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to a nun who is offering spiritual support to the families of the victims who are trapped inside the NCCC Mall Davao where a fire was still raging as of yesterday evening, December 23, 2017. ARMAN BAYLON/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go as he checks the situation of the fire that hit the NCCC Mall Davao in Davao City on December 23, 2017. ARMAN BAYLON/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go upon his arrival at the NCCC Mall Davao in Davao City to check the situation of the fire that hit the mall on December 23, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go upon his arrival at the NCCC Mall Davao in Davao City to check the situation of the fire that hit the mall on December 23, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go as he checks the situation of the fire that hit the NCCC Mall Davao in Davao City on December 23, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by his son Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go as he checks the situation of the fire that hit the NCCC Mall Davao in Davao City on December 23, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as they checked the situation on the fire that hit the NCCC Mall of Davao in Davao City where a fire was still raging as of yesterday evening, December 23, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the update of the fire incident in NCCC Mall Davao in Davao City from Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-11 Regional Director Senior Superintendent Wilberto Tiu as the President checked the situation of the fire that hit the mall on December 23, 2017. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the families of victims who are trapped inside the NCCC Mall Davao where a fire was still raging as of yesterday evening, December 23, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the families of victims who are trapped inside the NCCC Mall Davao where a fire was still raging as of yesterday evening, December 23, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Romulo Valles and Monsignor Paul Cuison who are offering spiritual support to the families of victims who are trapped inside the NCCC Mall of Davao where a fire was still raging as of yesterday evening, December 23, 2017. Also in the photo are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go as he checks the situation of the fire that hit the NCCC Mall Davao in Davao City on December 23, 2017. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Romulo Valles as the latter provides spiritual intervention to the families of the victims who are trapped inside the NCCC Mall Davao where a fire was still raging as of yesterday evening, December 23, 2017. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the nuns who are offering spiritual support to the families of the victims who are trapped inside the NCCC Mall Davao where a fire was still raging as of yesterday evening, December 23, 2017. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO