15 Killed, 11 Injured in Zamboanga City Public Market Fire

Authorities recover some of the remains of those trapped in a fire that hit the Zamboanga City Public Market on Saturday, October 31, 2015. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jorem Garcia, for CNN Philippines)
Authorities recover some of the remains of those trapped in a fire that hit the Zamboanga City Public Market on Saturday, October 31, 2015. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jorem Garcia, for CNN Philippines)

Fifteen people were killed while 11 others were injured in a fire that struck the Zamboanga City Public Market at dawn on Saturday (October 31).

According to police sources, the fatalities – some of whom were minors – were trapped in the market.

The fire reportedly started at a structure known as Row G and spread until it reached a wooden structure along Magay Street where ukay-ukay (secondhand) clothes were sold.

Chief Insp. Joel Tuttuh, spokesperson of the Zamboanga City Police Office, said eight of the dead were women, six were minors, and one was a man. He identified them as:

  • Kayulan Hasiddin
  • Musal Hasiddin
  • Radzhata Hasiddin
  • Bunay Hasiddin
  • Crissamae Hasiddin
  • Noynoy Hasiddin
  • Nur ais Hasiddin
  • Radzmer Hasiddin
  • Ruhilyn Hamis
  • Jasper Hamis
  • Abei Salahuddin
  • Nurul in Salahuddin
  • Algabid Salahuddin
  • Marilyn Salahuddin
  • Binas Salahuddin

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SOURCE: CNN Philippines, Liza Jocson