Child burned to death, mother injured in Comval fire

May 13, 2009 4:08 am 

MT. DIWATA, Monkayo, Compostela Valley, May 12 – A one-year-old child was burned to death while her mother was in critical condition when a fire gutted 15 houses in the gold-rush area in Purok Summit, Barangay Mt. Diwata, Monkayo, this province late Sunday evening.

Leah Ann Sagura, one year old, was killed while her mother , Maricel Sagura is still confined in a local hospital.

The fire struck at about 11:30 p.m. on May 10 in Purok Summit, Barangay Diwata, Monkayo.

Maricel was cooking for dinner but she apparently forgot it, causing the fire to raze their kitchen.

The fire immediately spread towards the neighboring houses which caused damage to 15 dwellings made of light materials.

Fire investigators estimated the damaged at P200,000. (PNA)

RMA/Jessie L. Casalda/lvp

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