2 killed as portion of Sogo hotel in Malate collapses

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Two workers died Monday after a portion of Sogo hotel that was set to be demolished collapsed in Malate, Manila.

Authorities identified the casualties as Jerome Fabello and Melo Ison.

Authorities said the structure collapsed at around 9 a.m. Several were injured in the incident.

Rescuers needed to use a crane to retrieve the bodies of the two dead workers trapped under the rubble.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has ordered local building and engineering officials to check other buildings set for demolition in the city.

He also asked private entities involved in demolishing structures to exercise safety precaution to ensure no untoward incident happens in the working area.