Four foreigners and three Filipinos died and eleven people were injured when a fire swept through the Las Palmas hotel in Manila on November 9.
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4. GV PAN EXTERIORS Damaged Las Palmas hotel (4 shots) 0.42
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6. GVs & SVs INTERIORS People looking at corpses and corpses in coffins (3 shots) 1.00
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Background: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Four foreigners and three Filipinos died and eleven people were injured when a fire swept through the Las Palmas hotel in Manila on November 9. The fire was the fifth hotel blaze in the Philippines in the past month and the fourth in Manila. Police say the fire broke out on the fourth floor of the building and quickly spread. Most of the injuries were from smoke inhalation and burns, but some people were hurt when they tried to leap to safety from the windows on the upper floors. The cause of the blaze has not been discovered, but a spokesman said the Arson Squad is investigating. The string of fires has killed a total of forty-one people and has led to press speculation that anti-government guerrillas may be responsible. The tourist industry has already reported a drop in the number of foreign visitors to the city following the outbreak of the fires.
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