An 87-year-old grandmother died when she was trapped inside their burning house early Wednesday morning in Parañaque City.
The victim, identified as Lolita Matadling, who was bedridden, was trapped at the second floor of their burning house at Kaingin 2, Valenzuela Compound, Barangay Sto. Niño, Parañaque City.
According to the report of the Parañaque Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP), the family member of Matadling were not able to rescue her because the second floor of the house where she was staying and where the fire reportedly started, suddenly collapsed.
The BFP said about 50 families were affected by the fire and they are now temporary staying at a covered court in Barangay Sto. Nino.
The BFP is still investigating the cause of the fire.
The 26-year-old grandson of the victim who is suspected to be involved in the fire is now in the custody of the barangay.
Councilor Ronnie Cabanilla claimed that the grandson allegedly threatened to set their house on fire while he was under the influence of drugs.