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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:09 AM

Christmas Fire Kills 7, Leaves Thousands Homeless in Manila

Source: Huffington Post

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MANILA, Philippines -- Angry residents beat a man to death and threw rocks at firefighters after a shantytown fire left thousands of people homeless, and another Christmas Day blaze in the Philippine capital left seven people dead, officials said Wednesday.

A resident was beaten to death by his neighbors after shouting that he started Tuesday's shantytown fire in suburban San Juan city, Senior Fire Officer Domingo Cabog said.

The man was reportedly drunk and was not responsible for the fire. Cabog said the fire started in a house where children were playing with lighted candles.

Some 5,000 people were left homeless and 13 people were hurt in the shantytown. The injured included two firefighters and a volunteer hit by rocks that were thrown by residents who were impatient and tried to grab fire hoses to save their own shanties, Cabog said.
As firefighters struggled to penetrate the narrow alleys, one of them was mauled by a mob and rescued by a police officer, Cabog said. Two fire trucks also were damaged in the violence.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/26/philippines-christmas-fires-riot-manila_n_2363909.html

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:32 PM

1. That's awful...

 

5,000 people without homes and someone who had nothing to do with it killed.

Jeez.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:11 PM

2. shows the problem with vigilante justice, for sure

very sad situation

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