davao - In a large fire in a shopping center in Davao in the Philippines, at least 37 people died. That is what loco-mayor Paolo Duterte of Davao reports on Facebook.
An unknown number of people are still missing. According to Duterte, there is no hope that they have come out of the fire alive. According to eyewitnesses, many victims are trapped by the fire.
The fire broke out in a furniture store on the third floor of the complex and expanded rapidly. The fire department could not yet say what the cause of the fire is.