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Septuagenarian dies in North Cotabato fire

Local News • 09:30 AM Tue May 19, 2020
Edwin O. Fernandez
The Tenerife Eatery, one of famous restaurants in Midsayap, North Cotabato went on fire at past 1 p.m. today that left a septuagenarian dead. Fire officials placed the damages at Php1.5 million.. (Photo courtesy North Cotabato Board Member Rolly Sacdalan

COTABATO CITY  – A septuagenarian has died in a fire that hit a restaurant in Midsayap, North Cotabato before dawn Monday.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP-Midsayap), headed by Fires Senior Office Marleap Nabor, identified the victim as Elvira Osorio, 78, a differently abled person and resident of Barangay Poblacion 2.

Responding fire fighters rescued Helen Tenerife, restaurant owner, Emily Teo, 24, Richard Tenerife, 45, Jayceville Tenerife, 30, George Tenerife, 9, Jessica Tenerife, 5 and 7-month old Helena Tenerife.

Some of them have sustained minor injuries and are now getting medication at Dr. Amado Diaz Provincial Foundation Hospital.

A fire of still unknown origin hit the Tenerife Eatery located across the Sto Nino parish church compound at past 12 a.m. Monday.

Aside from the restaurant building, the fire also destroyed two pick-up vehicles and a multi-cab jeep.

BFP Midsayap placed the estimated damages at about P1.5 million. 


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