A general merchandise store was razed by an early morning fire in Argao town, some 66.9 kilometers south of Cebu City.
The two-story Geolee Metro Plaza located at Dr. T. S. Kintanar St., in Poblacion Argao, was completely destroyed, said Argao Fire Marshal, Insp. Cecil Alicaya.
Alicaya pegged the damage at P1.2 million.
Security guards told Alicaya that some stay-in workers noticed a spark at the center of the ground floor near the freezer area.
Alicaya said they were still investigating the cause of the fire.
The store is owned by businessman Richard Lee who is based of Cebu City.
No one was hurt in the fire that was raised to second alarm, before it was put under control after 15 minutes. /Correspondent Jhunnex Napallacan
Police last Sunday confiscated 12 video karera, moli-moli, and pinball machines during raids in three barangays in Cebu City last Sunday night.
The operation against illegal gambling was conducted in three areas in barangays Inayawan, Bulacao and Basak Pardo, said Senior Insp. Mohammad Jul Jamiri, Pardo police chief.
They also arrested Rey Dante Gabuya, 39, after he was caught trying to sell masiao tickets. /Correspondent Chito O. ARagon
A 20-YEAR-OLD man was electrocuted in barangay Tayud, Consolacion town, northern Cebu last Sunday morning.
Police said that Gerald Lauron, a 4th year college student and an electrician was installing electric wires of a newly-constructed house when he was electrocuted at past 10 a.m.
Vergilio Ruiz, the house owner, and the carpenter Puldo Anoa, who were at the ground floor when the incident happened, rushed Lauron to the hospital but he didn’t make it alive. /Correspondent Joy Cherry S. Quito
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