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Philippines: 6 killed in N Philippine fire


MANILA, (Xinhua): Six people, including three Americans and a South Korean, died after a hotel in the northern Philippine province of Zambales was razed by fire, police said Friday.

Fatalities include James Brigati, Patrick Burt, Joseph Bulari and Hyung Ook Kim, said Supt. Jose Hidalgo, Olongapo City's chief of police, and the two other fatalities who are both women are yet to be identified.

Hidalgo said the fire started at Dryden Hotel Bar and Restaurant in Barreto village, Olongapo City at around 3:30 a.m. Friday. The fire also swept through other establishments.

The police and the Bureau of Fire Protection have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the blaze.

Editor: Hou Qiang

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