6th victim of Manila Pavilion fire dies


Posted at Mar 21 2018 09:21 AM | Updated as of Mar 21 2018 12:00 PM

Authorities on Wednesday said another employee of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation has died from the fire that razed a portion of the Waterfront Manila Pavilion last Sunday.

Jennilyn Figueroa was earlier reported to have been hurt in the blaze that lasted 2 days, but she eventually perished after being in a critical state, said Carmelita Valdez, assistant vice president for communications of Pagcor.

Figueroa, 28, an internal security staff at the Casino Filipino Pavilion, was the sixth fatality of the incident.

About 300 guests and employees were evacuated when an inferno engulfed a portion of the hotel early Sunday. The blaze supposedly started in an area where welding was being conducted.

Some 20 people were injured, according to hotel and fire officials.

It was declared fire out on Monday.

The Department of Justice has ordered an investigation to determine which parties should be held liable for the fire.