2 ‘special child’ brothers perish in Isabela City fire PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:53

Two brothers described by their father as “special child” perished in a fire that broke out in a house in Isabela City yesterday afternoon.

Richard Falcatan, DXNO radio station manager, quoted Renante Salazar as saying that his two sons,John Mark, 10, and Reynaldo, 14, were “special child”, a probable reason why they were not able to run out of the burning house and save themselves.

Falcatan said the two kids’ 75-year-old grandfather narrowly escaped death after he crept out of the burning house with difficulty and was almost consumed by flames/

“It broke my heart when I saw the charred remains of the two boys,” posted Falcatan in his Facebook account.

Falcatan said fire investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the fire that razed the house to the ground.

Isabela City Mayor Cherry Akbar immediately responded to the  incident and pledged assistance to the affected family, including burial expenses.

Councilor Maria Jennesa Tubongbanua and CSWD Officer Emma Lopez Bernardo were actively assisting the Salazar family.

Other Basilan incidents: Another bomb exploded in Lamitan City toppling a power line Sunday night  and a businessman was shot yesterday afternoon in that city. — RF