Photo by the Provincial Government of Cavite
MANILA, Philippines – Another House Technology Industries (HTI) worker has died from the fire that broke out last February 1 at the HTI facility in Cavite.
Antonia Caviteño is the 5th fatality from the fire, Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla said in a Facebook post on Friday, February 24.
She passed away at 9 pm on Thursday, February 23, due to multiple organ failure as a result of severe burns.
The HTI facility, where housing materials for export to Japan are manufactured, occupies 80 hectares in the Cavite Export Processing Zone, but the fire affected only around 6 hectares.
HTI is the biggest employer in the processing zone, with about 15,000 employees, and is also said to be the best, with housing benefits provided to senior employees. – Rappler.com