Widow dies in Zambo del Sur fire

Published March 12, 2022, 10:33 AM

by Liza Abubakar-Jocson

ZAMBOANGA CITY — An old widow died in a fire which razed two houses in Barangay Blancia, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur on Friday, March 11.

The fatality was identified as Severina Cabasag Baco, 92 years old.

Firemen try to put out the blaze which razed two houses in Barangay Blancia, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur on Friday, March 11. (Photo courtesy of Ely Dumaboc / MANILA BULLETIN)

A report from the Molave police station said the fire started at 3pm in Purok Makiangayon and razed the houses of Nelson Aya-ay Fuentes and Gerlie Mag-usara Umpad.

Upon inspection after the fire, firemen found the burned cadaver of Baco, mother-in-law of Fuentes.

Police said the victim might have been trapped after failing to get out of the burning structure.

Estimated damage was placed at P200,000.

 
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