Seven people, including five foreigners, were killed in a hotel fire in Olongapo City early Friday, authorities said.
Those killed included Americans James Brigati, Patrick Burt, Joseph Bulari, Korean Kyung Ook Kim, and two Filipinos, Supt. Jose Hidalgo, officer-in-charge of the Olongapo City Police said in a text message.
A fifth foreigner, believed to be from the United Kingdom, also died in the fire at the two-storey hotel, Insp. Jose Borlagdatan, chief investigator of the Olongapo City Fire Station, said in a phone interview.
The casualties’ names were based on the hotel’s logbook, Borlagdatan said.
Fire razed the Dryden Hotel Bar and Restaurant along the National Highway in Brgy. Barreto around 3:30 a.m.
The cause of the fire is still being determined, Borlagdatan said. (John Roson)
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