Elderly woman, grandson dead in Eastern Samar fire
TACLOBAN CITY — An 83-year-old woman and her 25-year-old grandson died after their house was burned down on Sunday in Borongan City, Eastern Samar.
The report of the local city fire office showed that the fatalities, identified as Lourdes Abobo and her grandson Lloyd Alec Legion, were asleep inside their house in Barangay Tamoso, when the fire broke out at 3:05 a.m.
The two victims managed to wake up but failed to get out of the house, the city fire office said.
The cause of the fire incident is still being investigated but authorities said it may have been caused by overheated appliances, according to chief fire investigator Franklin Marzon in a phone interview.
“The two died due to suffocation based on the result of the examination conducted by the members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives,” he said.
The fire was declared over at 4:15 a.m. Damage was pegged at about P700,000.