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Philippines Daily | January 19, 2018

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Holding A Bible, Cebu Boy, 9, Dies In Fire

Holding A Bible, Cebu Boy, 9, Dies In Fire

| On 08, Jan 2018

A nine-year-old boy died after his family’s home in Barangay Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City was engulfed by a fire on Sunday afternoon.

According to the authorities, the fire only lasted for eight minutes. However, the boy failed to open the lock of their door during the incident. He was fast asleep after the Sunday church service and was only awaken by the fire.

According to the authorities, the boy was still holding the Bible when his dead body was found.

Ruffred Amores, the fire investigator, said the boy’s siblings were outside playing when the fire started. His other siblings, as well as his grandmother, were also not home.

Initial investigation revealed that that the fire was caused by a short circuit. It immediately spread around the house because the inside was made of combustible materials.

The estimated worth of destroyed property is around P15,000.

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