11-year-old girl dies after trying to escape from fire

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An 11-year-old girl from Tarlac died after she fell of the third floor of a burning building as she was trying to escape.

She slipped and fell while trying to escape

A building that was owned by Nicole's grandparents was razed by a fire last Thursday evening. The blaze in the Mason Hardware building started at around 10:30 PM in the building's ground floor, where there were a lot of combustible materials.

Nicole and her parents were sleeping in the third floor of the building while her grandparents were on the 2nd floor of the building when the fire started.

Upon seeing that the building was on fire, they immediately tried to escape the blaze by climbing up towards the roof of the building.

Sadly, Nicole slipped and fell to her death while she was going up to the roof. According to the hospital, she died from internal hemorrhage and multiple fractures.

A fire-out was declared at around 5:30 AM.

What can parents do in case a fire breaks out?e

In case of a fire, parents should be the ones to keep their kids calm as well as formulate a plan of action regarding what they can do to escape.

Here are some important things that you should always keep in mid:

  • Find a way to escape ASAP. During a fire, your first instinct should be to try and look for an escape route. Which is why it's very important to know the ins and outs of your home, and where are the important exits.
  • Keep calm, and call for help immediately. As soon as a fire breaks out, make sure to call the fire station and ask for help. Every second counts, so be sure to always have emergency numbers on speed dial.
  • Keep your kids close. When trying to escape, always keep your kids close so that they don't get lost, or get hurt. Make sure that you can see them, and always keep them safe.
  • Stay low. Contrary to popular belief, the fire and the heat aren't the most deadly aspects of a fire. It's the smoke inhalation that can cause you to feel lightheaded and pass out. That's why it's very important to always stay low if a fire breaks out in your home.
  • Don't hide under the bed or inside a closet. Generally, it's a bad idea to hide under a bed or inside a closet as you might suddenly find yourself trapped in the blaze. Additionally, it would be harder for the firemen to rescue you since they can't easily find you if you're under the bed or insiDe a closed.

Sources: journal.com.phphilstar.com

READ: 8-Year-old boy dies in a fire in Payatas

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