6 died, 6 hurt in fire in Philippine capital

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MANILA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Six died and six were injured when a fire broke out in a residential area in Tondo district in Manila City before dawn on Thursday, a firefighter said.

John Joseph Jalique, the chief investigator of the Manila Fire Department, said the dead include a mother and her three children who were trapped inside their house. Two others were found dead in other houses, he added.

The fire broke out at 2:38 a.m. local time and was declared under control shortly before 4 a.m., he said.

It was declared fire out at around 7:14 a.m., he added.

According to Jalique, at least 50 houses of around 100 families were affected by the fire.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire. Enditem

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