Elderly couple dies hugging each other during fire

"Till death do us part." An elderly couple died in each other's arms when their house in Barangay Sumilang, Pasig City was hit by fire last Monday.

Boy and Lourdes Santos, both 68, were hugging each other near their gutted bed when firefighters found their remains. The wife was a person with disability.

According to Fire Officer 2 Jose Pura, arson investigator from the Pasig City Bureau Fire Protection, the fire broke out at the Santos compound around 1 a.m. of December 7.

The fire, believed to be caused by an unattended candle in the house of the couple's nephew, Jonjon Baroa, was declared out after more than an hour.

The result of the investigation has yet to be released.

Sources: GMA News, Abante Online