3 killed, 23 injured in Philippine hotel fire

ANI | Updated: Mar 19, 2018 02:08 IST

Manila [Philippines], Mar 19 (ANI): At least three people died and 23 others were injured when a fire broke out at a hotel in Philippines' capital city Manila.

According to The Manila Times, Manila Police District (MPD) spokesperson Superintendent Erwin Margarejo said two hotel employees were among those killed in the fire that hit the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino in Manila on Sunday.

Johnny Yu, director of the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said the injured were rushed to the Manila Doctors' Hospital.

The Head of the Philippine National Red Cross, Sen. Richard Gordon, wrote on Twitter, "PRC currently responding to a fire that broke at Manila Pavilion Hotel. Our team dispatched 2 ambulance units and 1 fire truck. Status of fire was raised to 5th alarm as of 10:10AM."

The authorities are investigating the cause of the fire that might have started on the second floor of the 22-story building. (ANI)