Manila, May 15 (DPA) Thousands of people were left homeless Saturday in a pre-dawn blaze that struck a slum area in the Philippine capital. No one was injured, a fire official said.
The fire razed some 800 houses in Muntinlupa City, leaving at least 4,000 people homeless, according to metropolitan Manila fire chief Senior Superintendent Pablito Cordeta.
Cordeta said there were no reported injuries in the conflagration that lasted for several hours.
Investigators were still determining the cause.