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2 individuals dead as SOGO branch in Malate, Manila collapses

Malate branch of budget hotel SOGO collapsed on Monday, September 23 with two individuals reportedly trapped inside | Photo courtesy: Manila PIO

A budget hotel in Malate, Manila collapsed on Monday, September 23 with two individuals reportedly trapped inside.

According to the report of RH29 Boy Gonzales, the SOGO building was no longer operational and is currently undergoing demolition when the incident took place around 9:30 AM.  Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is also spotted on the scene to survey the area.

Basede on reports, the fatalities were identified as Jerome Fabello and Melo Izon, meanwhile, a certain Edson Izon was rushed to the hospital.

Some victims sustained minor injuries and are currently receiving aid from the Red Cross.

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The Manila Mayor also ordered temporary closure of Mabini Street to motorists due to the incident.

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