Man killed in Tuba fire

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TUBA, Benguet June 16 – A 78-year old man died after he was trapped inside a one-storey structure that was gutted by fire at sitio Pinged, Nangalisan, here, Tuesday.

Police authorities identified the fatality as Emoy Vicente Benito, 78, married, and a resident of sitio Pinged, Nangalisan, tuba, Benguet.

Initial police investigation showed the victim was allegedly trapped inside the one-storey structure when fire started razing the same.

Fire fighters and volunteers pooled their resources to put off the fire and during mapping operations, they were surprised to recover the burned body of the victim inside the debris.

Probers are still conducting the needed investigation on the cause of the fire which is being rented out by a teacher and two nephews.

By Dexter A. See

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