A few weeks ago, it was reported that an elderly lady died while being trapped inside a burning house within Parañaque City. This past weekend, a similar tragedy happened again within the same city but in a different barangay. This time, the victim is a 1-year-old child according to a Manila Bulletin news report.
To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the Manila Bulletin’s news report. Some parts in boldface…
A one-year-old boy died when he was trapped inside their burning house in Paranaque City Saturday afternoon.
Senior Fire Officer 1 Gennie Huidem, Paranaque Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) arson investigator, identified the fatality as Zach William Prado, of 4053 Culdesac Rotonda, Barangay Sun Valley, Paranaque City.
Huidem said Prado was on the second floor of their house when the fire broke out at about 3:45 p.m. on Saturday.
The report showed the victim was left in the custody of their grandfather, Wilfredo Prado, prior to the fire.
The arson investigator said before the fire broke out, the victim’s four-year-old brother Amber Brado left Zach William sleeping to follow their other sibling Akia Zoei who attended a birthday party.
The flames immediately spread to nearby houses.
The fire gutted 13 houses rendering 23 families homeless.
The above report ended stating that the estimate amount of damage was at P100,000.
Below is the related TV news report.
Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a resident of Parañaque City, what do you think should be done to prevent fire and death from happening within a local community?
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