4 persons perish, 6 others hurt as fire engulfs fireworks factory in Cebu
CEBU CITY — Four persons died while six others were injured when a fire destroyed a fireworks factory in Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City on Monday afternoon, Dec. 11.
The fatalities include the owner of the factory identified as Chito Berdin and three of his workers whose names have yet to be validated.
According to Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office head Nagiel Bañacia, the fire department received the fire alarm at around 1:30 p.m.
One of the workers who survived the fire said they heard a sudden blast in the area, prompting them to flee.
The fatalities were not able to leave the area, fire investigators said.