Philippines: Death toll in slipper factory fire rises to 70, dozens still missing
May 14 , 2015
The death toll in the Philippines slipper factory fire has risen to 70, with dozens more still unaccounted for.
The police are continuing with the difficult task of retrieving charred remains from the gutted structure.
The blaze rapidly engulfed the Kentex Manufacturing factory, north of capital Manila, on Wednesday.
The fire may have been caused by welding work at the entrance door, reports said. Many workers ran to the second floor to escape the flames and thick smoke, but were apparently trapped there.