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Family of 4 killed in fire

- J. A. Rimando -

PAGADIAN CITY, Philippines – A half-hour fire believed caused by faulty wiring razed the house of a businessman here Tuesday night, killing him and three of his five daughters, authorities said.

City fire inspector Michael Morales identified the fatalities as businessman Hanbali Haji, 58, and daughters Darwina, 22, a nursing graduate; Babylin, 20, a nursing student; and Sherwihana, a high school senior.

Morales said Haji’s wife Ayang, 56, and daughters Dizemona, 13, and Andrea, nine, suffered serious burns and were rushed to the Pagadian City Medical Center.

Police said the Haji family members were all fast asleep in their rooms when the fire occurred.

ANDREA

AYANG

BABYLIN

CITY

DARWINA

DAUGHTERS

DIZEMONA

HANBALI HAJI

MICHAEL MORALES

PAGADIAN CITY MEDICAL CENTER

SHERWIHANA

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