A tragic scene has just unfolded at a high-rise hotel and casino. According to multiple reports, five people have died, and 23 others were injured, when the structure caught on fire.
The incident happened at a popular hotel and casino in Manila, Phillippines. Please join us in sending our prayers for everyone touched by this horrific tragedy.
"Philippine firefighters said on Monday the death toll from a fire in a hotel in the capital Manila had risen to five, after confirming two more fatalities and putting out the blaze a day after it broke out," reported Reuters.
It has also been reported that all those who perished in the inferno were employees of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation. Several other victims were brought to the hospital and are fighting for their lives after suffering serious injuries.
"Around 300 guests and more than 70 Pagcor employees, who were evacuated from the Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino as the fire raged through several floors, have all been accounted for, firefighters said," reported Reuters.
Hotel operations have been suspended after the incident. At this time, several floors are completely destroyed. The cause of the blaze is being investigated by officials.
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