Fire rekindles at Manila hotel


The fire that hit the Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino rekindled past 11 a.m. on Tuesday, an official said.

Johnny Yu, director of the Manila Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (MDRRMO), confirmed in a text message that around 11:30 a.m., the fire once again broke out at the said hotel.

On Sunday morning, the fire started to destroy the Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino along UN Avenue in Ermita, Manila.

It was declared fire out at 10:56 a.m. of Monday or about 25 hours since the fire first broke out.

The fire incident killed five people who were all employees of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation.

At least 3 killed in Manila hotel fire

  • A fire at a hotel in the Philippine capital killed three people and injured nearly two dozen, police and rescue officials said, with two people listed as missing.
  • The fire broke out at the Manila Pavilion Hotel where about 20 people earlier listed as trapped had been evacuated safely, Johnny Yu, chief of the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, said.
  • The death toll had been reduced from four to three, he said.
  • Two employees of a casino at the hotel were missing and rescue operations were ongoing, Manila Police District spokesman Erwin Margarejo told Reuters.
  • It was not immediately clear how the fire started. The hotel is owned by Waterfront Philippines Inc.
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