LIST: 104 injured; 10 severely burned in HTI EPZA Cavite fire

CAVITE, Philippines - On Thursday, February 2, Cavite Governor Boying Remulla has confirmed that 104 people got hurt including 10 severely burned due to big fire inside the Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) in Barangay Bacao, General Trias, Cavite.

104 injured; 10 severely burned in HTI EPZA Cavite fire
Photo Credit: ABS-CBN News
The fire, which started at around 6:20 pm on Wednesday, February 1, was put under control as of 12:30 am on Thursday, according to authorities. However, fire operations are still ongoing.

In his interview with GMA News, Remulla said “There were 104 people in the hospital last night. There were 10 who had third-degree burns and some of them are very critical.”

No deaths had been documented, but authorities are still trying to determine if any worker is missing amid the fire.

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Based on a report by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the blaze started at the House Technologies Industries (HTI) building. About 6,000 to 7,000 workers were there at the time the fire broke out. Initial information showed that a power saw that malfunctioned caused the fire.

Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) director-general Brig. Gen. Charito Plaza revealed that there were workers allegedly trapped on the third floor of the building as fire broke out on the second floor. The fire then reached a nearby factory containing wood used to build houses.

HTI, a Japanese company, has vowed to cover the medical expenses of the fire victims. In addition, PEZA also promised to provide assistance to the fire victims.

Currently, the victims are being treated in several hospitals around Rosario.

Here’s a list of victims being treated in various hospitals, according to Go Cavite Facebook page.

Divine Grace Medical Center, General Trias

  • Julius Alperez
  • Richard del Rosario
  • Jennifer Marcial
  • Ronelo Ruedan
  • Israel Ricafort
  • Aristotle Salva
  • Jeric Juadalso
  • Jessica Cadis
  • Hazel Fallore
  • Pijay Tolentino
  • Henry Bathan
  • Aerol Cabahug
  • Christian Eliga
  • Jay Gahito
  • Rosaly Villanueva
  • Mila Alending
  • Bryan Macalalad
  • Jerome Ismael
  • Reynante Serrano
  • Aley Dinog
  • Mark Osaben
  • Richard Sarmiento
  • Edmar Montier
  • Kenneth George
  • Bryan Nepal
  • Cristian Aliga
  • Bernadette Cuadra
  • Alfredo Arriola
  • Abdul Jabbar
  • Ariel Jerome Seroma
  • Luie Fernandez
  • Jessica Cadit
  • John Chester Mamaril
  • Lumberto Escurido
  • Ginaluz Novel
  • Pejie Mendoza
  • Jojo Arcenwe
  • Mark Jay Rosario
  • Rommy Licanda
  • Irade Macarayan
  • Jomar Apole
  • Jerwin Bitang
  • Anthony Pura
  • Allan Sebido
  • Rene Aureliana
  • Eduard Galvez
  • Melvin Molina
  • Julie Bien Gatiman
  • Jennifer Piedad
  • Kenneth George Tipang
  • Jessel Nimar
  • Genivive Noble
  • Harold Glen

General Trias Maternity and Pediatric Hospital

  • John Philip Bagsic
  • Sheryl Joy Pajardo
  • Angeline Alcantara
  • Mari Cristina Ringor
  • Romel De Guzman
  • Jason Canonisado
  • Isabel Buse
  • Jodell Palmores
  • Joselline Dela Cruz
  • Reymond Reyes
  • Maria de Villa
  • Jay Ariola
  • Mary Grace Castro
  • Cresenciano Carurucan
  • Rey Espares
  • Alona Musa
  • Michael Waper
  • Alan Emperado
  • Nery Agorita
  • Rolan Matbagon
  • Jerry Penalosa

Treated with no serious injury

  • Benito Arbo
  • Ryan Cena
  • Irish Ann Cena
  • Julius Lavella
  • Erick Abiola
  • Alona Diaz
  • Jeorge Balzote
  • Marlon Almonte
  • Zandro Belmonte
  • Roi Reigin Enriquez
  • Jonathan Flores

--Mini, The Summit Express

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