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Philippine Factory Fire Death Toll Climbs to 72

Philippine officials say 72 people are now confirmed dead after a fire tore through a slipper factory in an impoverished section of Manila. Dozens of people were also injured when the fire broke out at the Kentex Manufacturing Company, which produces locally sold rubber slippers. It is not clear how many people, if any, remain missing. The blaze at the two-story building is believed to have been started by welders whose equipment came in contact with chemicals. "While we...

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