4 children killed in Tacloban fire


Posted at May 25 2016 10:26 AM | Updated as of May 25 2016 03:20 PM

MANILA (UPDATED) – Fire killed four children who were trapped inside a cafeteria in Tacloban City Wednesday.

The siblings were identified as Dan Jade, 16; Glenn Marie Morales, 14; Glenn Mark, 11; and Gwenyth, 9.

The parents were reportedly at the market when the fire occurred.

The fire destroyed the cafeteria, which was managed by the children's parents, and a boardinghouse at Barangay 78, Marasbaras.

Witnesses said they noticed the fire at 4:20 a.m. When firemen arrived, the cafeteria was already engulfed in flames.

The fire was declared out at 5:20 a.m.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the blaze. -- Report from Sharon Evite, ABS-CBN News