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Mon 21 Apr 2014 12:21 PM

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Thousands displaced by Manila fire

Thousands of people have been left homeless after a huge fire raged through a slum area of Manila in the Philippines. Firefighters spent five hours trying to control the blaze, which was quickly followed by another huge fire at the residential and commercial Port Area.

Thousands displaced by Manila fire
Residents gather after fleeing their homes as a huge fire rages through a slum area in Manila on April 20, 2014. Almost 1,000 families were affected by the fire according to local media reports. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands displaced by Manila fire
A Filipino man douses a house as a huge fire rages through a slum area in Manila on April 20, 2014. Almost 1,000 families were affected by the fire according to local media reports. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands displaced by Manila fire
Residents prepare buckets of water to fight a fire raging through a slum area in Manila on April 20, 2014. Almost 1,000 families were affected by the fire according to local media reports. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands displaced by Manila fire
Filipino firefighters douse a house as a huge fire rages through a slum area in Manila on April 20, 2014. Almost 1,000 families were affected by the fire according to local media reports. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands displaced by Manila fire
Filipino firefighters try to extinguish a huge fire raging through a slum area in Manila on April 20, 2014. Almost 1,000 families were affected by the fire according to local media reports. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands displaced by Manila fire
Filipino firefighters try to extinguish a huge fire raging through a slum area in Manila on April 20, 2014. Almost 1,000 families were affected by the fire according to local media reports. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands displaced by Manila fire
Filipino firefighters douse a house as a huge fire rages through a slum area in Manila on April 20, 2014. Almost 1,000 families were affected by the fire according to local media reports. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands displaced by Manila fire
Filipino firefighters try to extinguish a huge fire raging through a slum area in Manila on April 20, 2014. Almost 1,000 families were affected by the fire according to local media reports. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands displaced by Manila fire
Filipino firefighters try to extinguish a huge fire raging through a slum area in Manila on April 20, 2014. Almost 1,000 families were affected by the fire according to local media reports. (AFP/Getty Images)