Student dies in Albay fire

Cet Dematera (The Philippine Star) - March 18, 2015 - 12:00am

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – A graduating student of the Bicol University died in a fire that razed their home in Daraga, Albay Monday.

Mercy Blanca Manchus, 19, was first brought to the Bicol Training and Teaching Hospital, but was later transferred to a private hospital, where she died while undergoing treatment for burns.

Manchus was asleep at their home in Barangay Bagumbayan when a kerosene lamp fell.

The family reportedly has no electricity and uses kerosene lamps or candles, Senior Fire Officer 3 Jose Amoralde, Daraga fire station chief, said.

Manchus, an education major, was set to graduate with honors on March 27.

ALBAY MONDAY BARANGAY BAGUMBAYAN BICOL BICOL TRAINING AND TEACHING HOSPITAL BICOL UNIVERSITY DARAGA FIRE JOSE AMORALDE MANCHUS MERCY BLANCA MANCHUS SENIOR FIRE OFFICER
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