Slum fire leaves residents homeless in Manila

A resident stands among the broken remains of his house, which was gutted after an overnight fire tore through a slum area in Quezon City, Metro Manila, yesterday. The blaze left a scene of devastation in its wake. One hundred houses were destroyed i
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A resident stands among the broken remains of his house, which was gutted after an overnight fire tore through a slum area in Quezon City, Metro Manila, yesterday.

The blaze left a scene of devastation in its wake. One hundred houses were destroyed in the disaster, causing more than 300 families to become homeless, according to local media reports.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2015, with the headline 'Slum fire leaves residents homeless in Manila'. Print Edition | Subscribe