After a fierce fire spread through a disco packed with students early this morning, officials confirmed today that at least 150 people had been killed and said there may be as many as 50 more bodies still in the ruins.
Dozens more were severely injured, many with third-degree burns. Hospital officials said others had been trampled in the rush to the exits.
When the fire began shortly after midnight, an estimated 350 people were in the Ozone Disco Pub in suburban Quezon City, many of them taking part in high school and college graduation parties, survivors said. The school year in the Philippines ends this month.