Air force says 96 rescued by chopper in Mandaluyong tower fire


Posted at Sep 02 2021 08:54 PM

Courtesy of Philippine Air Force
Courtesy of Philippine Air Force

MANILA - The Philippine Air Force on Thursday afternoon said it rescued 96 people from a fire-hit building in Mandaluyong City.

The PAF said the 96 individuals were trapped after a blaze was reported at the SM Mega Tower.

An S-76A chopper airlifted them from the fire-hit tower to the rooftop of SM Megamall, making a total of 15 shuttles to and from the two buildings.

The PAF said the blaze was declared out around 3:50 p.m.

No casualties were reported.


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