Manila university battles blaze

A firefighter at the scene of a massive blaze at the University of the East campus in Manila yesterday. Media reports say welding work at the College of Arts and Sciences building may have sparked the fire, which spread to two other buildings. Studen
PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

A firefighter at the scene of a massive blaze at the University of the East campus in Manila yesterday.

Media reports say welding work at the College of Arts and Sciences building may have sparked the fire, which spread to two other buildings. Students and staff members were evacuated, and there were no immediate reports of casualties.

A fire also broke out at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City a day earlier.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 03, 2016, with the headline 'Manila university battles blaze'. Print Edition | Subscribe