- Title: PHILIPPINES: 30 DIE IN DISCO FIRE IN QUEZON CITY
- Date: 19th March 1996
- Summary: QUEZON CITY SUBURB, MANILA, PHILIPPINES (MARCH 19, 1996) RTV - ACCESS ALL 1. GV: EXTERIOR OZONE DISCOTHEQUE, CROWDS OF EMERGENCY WORKERS AND ONLOOKERS OUTSIDE 0.05 2. CU: DISCOTHEQUE NAME ABOVE DOOR 0.09 3. GV: EMERGENCY WORKERS ON FIRE TRUCK 0.15 4. GV: VARIOUS EMERGENCY WORKERS OUTSIDE DISCO 0.24 5. GV: HOSE BEING PULLED ALONG LINE OF FIREFIGHTERS (2 SHOTS) 0.40 6. GV: WALKING VIEW DOWN CORRIDOR INTO DISCO 0.48 7. GV: FIREFIGHTER SPRAYING HOSE INTO DISCO INTERIOR 0.55 8. GV: CHARRED INTERIOR, FIREFIGHTER IN CHARRED INTERIOR (2 SHOTS) 1.06 9. GV: EMERGENCY WORKERS OUTSIDE DISCO ENTRANCE 1.13 10. LV: CROWDS OF EMERGENCY WORKERS AND ONLOOKERS OUTSIDE DISCO 1.24 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: QUEZON CITY, MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Phillippines
- Duration: 00:01:24
- Story Text: Fire broke out early on Tuesday (March 19) at a packed disco in the Manila suburb of Quezon City, radio reports said more than 30 people were feared dead and many injured.
The Manila radio station DZRH quoted unnamed sources as saying that more than 30 were believed killed after the fire broke out at the Ozone disco shortly after midnight, triggering a stampede among hundreds of customers.
Police said they had received reports that many people had been taken to hospital but they could not give any figure for deaths.
Reuter Television cameraman Pedro Uchi said he saw many people burned to death and estimated they could number more than 20.
Explosions accompanied the fire as customers panicked and stampeded into a narrow exit door, radio reports said.
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