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Raging Fire in Philippines Slum Kills at Least 2

Illegal fireworks are suspected as the cause of a fire that tore through a shantytown near Manila on New Year's Eve, killing at least two people and injuring several more. Firefighters said Thursday that they had trouble gaining access to the hundreds of burning structures of in suburban Quezon City, because fire trucks could not navigate the slum's narrow alleyways. At least two bodies were recovered from the gutted buildings. Strong winds and flimsy buildings helped the...

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