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8 dead after Christmas Day fires in Philippines

MANILA — At least eight people were killed in two Christmas Day fires near Manila, the Philippine capital, officials said. One of the blazes left about 1,500 people homeless when it razed their shantytown.

Arson investigator Rosendo Cabillan said a predawn fire Tuesday razed two apartment buildings in Quezon City, a Manila suburb. A veterinarian and six household members died after they were trapped inside.

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