Body parts found more than a month after Kentex factory blaze
THE Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Monday that it has found body parts in the gutted slippers factory in Valenzuela City more than a month after the fire killed 72 people.
PNP Crime Laboratory Deputy Director Senior Supt. Emmanuel Aranas said that they are still in the process of identifying the body parts, which they found last Saturday.
Aranas admitted that they are finding it difficult to identify if the body parts belong to a man or a woman.
He also said that they are in close coordination with the Valenzuela City Engineering Office in conducting their retrieval operations because of the dangers posed by the gutted factory.
The PNP returned to the site after two families sought their assistance last week in retrieving two bodies believed to be buried under the collapsed roof of the factory.
Seventy-two people, mostly workers, perished in the seven-hour fire last May 13, which started when sparks from a welding machine came in contact with flammable materials placed near the entrance of the factory. AJH, Eva Hamaybay/With a report from Jan Escosio, Radyo Inquirer
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.