Fire guts shanty town in Manila


PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A fireman battles raging flames engulfing a shanty town near a jail in Manila yesterday. Hundreds of inmates had to be evacuated while thousands were left homeless after the massive fire gutted the shanty town in the Philippine capital, the authorities said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 05, 2015, with the headline 'Fire guts shanty town in Manila'. Print Edition | Subscribe