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CEBU: One died in Lorega fire


The fire that hit Sitio San Miguel, Barangay Lorega, Cebu City Wednesday afternoon had left 54 families homeless and one death. Nagiel Banacia, Cebu City Disaster Risk Management and Reduction officer, identified the casualty as Amado Maglinte, 52 and physically disable. In a Facebook post, Banacia said that as of 8:40PM Wednesday, there were 18 houses totally destroyed by the fire, and a total of 52 families were affected. In total, there were 195 individuals who needed to be evacuated after the incident had razed their houses. The damage, he said, was estimated to be P600,000. He said, as of Wednesday night, the cause of fire was still being investigated. Banacia said on Thursday morning, the City Social Welfare Services will “conduct validation to finalize the report on affected families.” Also, he said the Division of the Welfare of the Urban Poor will assess the situation for "Build Back Better" Rehabilitation program. - LGC

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