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Fire kills six typhoon Haiyan victims in Philippine tent city

Published on May 28, 2014 7:12 PM
 
A police line is seen while remains of a tent serving as temporary shelter for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, was burned in San Jose village, Tacloban City Leyte province, central Philippines on May 28, 2014. Six members of the same family died after a fire struck a tent city set up for survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, a police official said. -- PHOTO: AFP

MANILA (AFP) - Six members of the same family died after a fire struck a tent city set up for survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines on Wednesday, a police official said.

The blaze broke out in a tent housing a couple and their six children in the central city of Tacloban after their home was destroyed by last year's typhoon, said Chief Superintendent Henry Losanes, the area's police chief.

The mother and her five children aged between four months and 12 years died while a sixth child was injured and is undergoing medical treatment, Losanes said.

The cause of the blaze is still being determined, he added.

 
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