Thursday, November 8, 2007

Undas News


COTABATO CITY— A fire of still unknown origin razed about 120 houses in a squatters’ colony built over a World War II cemetery here, ironically, on All Souls’ Day.
City Fire Marshall Adam Guiamad said the fire started in one of the houses on Sinsuat Avenue in Purok Mamaw at around noon and spread to an adjacent Shell gas station, slightly burning its facade.
Adam said authorities were still trying to find out the extent of the damage. Retired Col. Mokamad Adil, a war veteran, said the area used to be a cemetery during the time of the Japanese occupation. “But since the area was abandoned as a burial place, city migrants built houses on it,” he said.


Fast Fact: According to stories, the place was called Purok Mamaw because it's an abandoned cemetery and when people started squatting the area, poltergeists started appearing to the homes of the residents.


The pictures below are the ruins of the fire.







1 comment:

ami said...

nasa Fruit Stand ako nung nangyari yun, bumibili ng manggang hilaw. parang mini mushroom yung black smoke. i saw the homeless people that afternoon nung napadaan kami and the day after that and the day after that. grabe. we donated some clothes.

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