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​BBQ restaurant blows up at midnight in Vietnam

​BBQ restaurant blows up at midnight in Vietnam

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 16:00 GMT+7

An explosion occurred at a grill restaurant in Vietnam around midnight on Tuesday, causing serious damage to the venue and frightening local residents.

The two-story eatery, named SURA BBQ Vinh, on Tran Phu Street in Vinh City, Nghe An Province, blew up at around at 0:30.

Firefighting officers along with five fire trucks were quickly dispatched to the location to deal with theincident.

The restaurant was devastated by the force of the blast, while houses within a 200-meter diameter also suffered damage.

There were no casualties as employees and managers of the eatery were not inside the venue at the time of the incident.

Competent agencies are investigating the site to determine the cause of the explosion.

Initial information showed that there were 16 gas cylinders, each weighing 72 kilograms, kept at the facility.

The explosion could have been triggered by these gas tanks, officers assessed.

Terrified witnesses said that the sound of the blast was very loud, as if a bomb had gone off.

Many gas cylinders were kept inside the facility at the time of the incident. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Many gas cylinders were kept inside the facility at the time of the incident. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two men collect shattered window glass after the blast. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two men collect shattered window glass after the blast. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two employees sweep broken glass at an administrative building near the restaurant. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two employees sweep broken glass at an administrative building near the restaurant. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Officers investigate the facility to determine the cause of the explosion. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Officers investigate the facility to determine the cause of the explosion. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Local residents gather at the site of the explosion. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Local residents gather at the site of the explosion. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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