Eight female workers were killed in a fire in Pasay City in the Philippine capital region of Metro Manila before dawn Friday.Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) officials were quoted by local media as saying that the women were sleeping inside a padlocked room of the warehouse when the fire started at around 12:40 a.m. The eight female workers died of suffocation.
BFP Protection Fire Investigation chief Senior Inspector Romeo Pepito, Jr. told local newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer that nine other workers were taken to the Pasay City General Hospital for treatment.Pepito said the nine workers survived because they were able to escape through a narrow hole and jump over a fence.
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