Pinay dies in house fire in Qatar

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Posted at Dec 09 2015 06:39 PM | Updated as of Dec 10 2015 09:03 AM

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Couple Rafael Pingul and Chona Rian-Pingul. Chona died in a house fire early morning Sunday (Dec. 5) in Doha, Qatar/Photo grabbed from Chona Rian-Pingul's Facebook page

MANILA - A Filipina died while two other members of her family remain in critical condition after fire broke out inside their apartment in Doha, Qatar.

Doha News reported that Filipina community member Chona Rian-Pingul died in the fire. Her husband Rafael Paule and one of their children are still in the hospital.

The couple has another child who is reportedly studying in the Philippines.

The report stated that the blaze occurred in the family's fourth floor apartment located in Al Muntazah District early Sunday morning.

Rian-Pingul had been based in Doha for 16 years. But prior to moving to Qatar, the Legazpi, Albay native had worked in Bahrain.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the fire.