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Body parts discovered at NCCC Mall

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By Yas Ocampo

DAVAO CITY — A body was discovered at the third floor of the ill-fated NCCC Mall Fire, 28 weeks or almost 200 days after the fire killed 38 employees late last year.

A month after a fire claimed the lives of 38 persons, the once bustling façade of NCCC Mall in Davao City is now bereft of any activity. (Keith Bacongco)

NCCC Mall
(Keith Bacongco / MANILA BULLETIN)

However, it was not clear yet whether this was another body, or whether the body parts belonged to one of the already identified casualties.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said that fire and police officers proceeded to the scene of the fire after contractors working on the demolition of the structure found bones at the third floor of the site.

In an interview, Chief Inspector Virna Silagan, Acting City District Fire Marshal, told Manila Bulletin that the body has been turned over to the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) to determine the identity of the victim.

Silagan said contractors were only able to confirm that the found bones were indeed human a day after they found a portion of the bones Tuesday night.

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