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Philippine factory fire aftermath: 126 injured, 6 still missing

Philippine factory fire aftermath: 126 injured, 6 still missingGov. Jesus Crispin Remulla said there was no indication of a considerable number of people being trapped in the factory of the House Technology Industries, which occupies six hectares (15 acres) of land in General Trias town in Cavite province, south of Manila, Associated Press reports.

"If there are many missing, you'll have many families out in the door," he told The Associated Press, adding a head count by company officials showed six workers remained unaccounted for.

At least 126 were injured, including two Japanese supervisors, he said.

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Firefighters and police investigators were waiting outside the gutted three-story building for the last embers to die and would start an inspection once it's safe for them to enter, he said.

The fire apparently started when a machine malfunctioned and triggered small explosions in a section with combustible materials as two shifts of workers of about 3,500 each were coming in and going out, he said.
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