Dozens die in Philippines blaze

Police say firecrackers stored in a department shop started the fire.

    Fires started by firecrackers kill many in the Philippines every year [AFP] 

    "We don't know how many more shoppers are still missing," Gabon said.
     
    Police were unable to say why the firecrackers caught fire.
     
    Filipinos usually celebrate Christmas and New Year by exploding firecrackers, causing dozens of injuries, fires and deaths each year.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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