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  1. Manila Factory Fire Claims 72 Workers

    Philippine authorities say charges will be brought to avenge the deaths of at least 72 employees killed by a fire yesterday in a Manila footwear factory. The blaze was reportedly sparked by welding work being done near its front entrance, igniting flammable chemicals and triggering a massive explosion. It’s believed the victims fled upstairs, where they found themselves trapped by iron-grilled windows before the concrete floor collapsed. Crews plan to continue searching for 63 more missing workers, as well as incriminating clues, throughout today.

    Al Jazeera, DW

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